Coral root

coralroot

[kawr-uhl-root, -root, kor-]
noun
a saprophytic orchid of the genus Corallorhiza, of the Northern Hemisphere, having elongated clusters of small flowers on a leafless stem.

Origin:
1850–55; coral + root1

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coralroot (ˈkɒrəlˌruːt)
 
n
any N temperate leafless orchid of the genus Corallorhiza, with small yellow-green or purple flowers and branched roots resembling coral

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