indian-turnip

Indian turnip

noun
1.
the jack-in-the-pulpit.
2.
its root.

Origin:
1800–10, Americanism

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indian turnip

noun
common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries [syn: jack-in-the-pulpit
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