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beechdrops

[beech-drops] /ˈbitʃˌdrɒps/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
a low plant, Epifagus virginiana, of the broomrape family, without green foliage, parasitic upon the roots of the beech.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism; beech + drop + -s3
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