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false beechdrops

noun
1.
See under pinesap.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism

pinesap

[pahyn-sap] /ˈpaɪnˌsæp/
noun
1.
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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