devils bit

devil's-bit

[dev-uhlz-bit]
noun
an eastern North American plant, Chamaelirium luteum, of the lily family, having a dense, drooping spike of small white flowers.
Also called fairy wand.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English

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devil's bit
 
n
See scabious devil's bit scabious

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