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puttyroot

[puht-ee-root, -roo t] /ˈpʌt iˌrut, -ˌrʊt/
noun
1.
an American orchid, Aplectrum hyemale, having a slender naked rootstock that produces a leafless stalk with a loose cluster of yellowish-brown flowers.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism; putty1 + root1
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