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Indian cucumber root

noun
1.
a North American plant, Medeola virginiana, of the lily family, having whorled leaves, nodding, greenish-yellow flowers, and an edible root.
Also called Indian cucumber.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism
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