false-beechdrops

false beechdrops

noun
See under pinesap.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism

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pinesap

[pahyn-sap]
noun
either of two parasitic or saprophytic plants of the genus Monotropa, especially the tawny or reddish M. hypopithys (false beechdrops) of eastern North America.
Compare Indian pipe.


Origin:
1830–40, Americanism; pine1 + sap1

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