mayapple

May apple

noun
1.
an American plant, Podophyllum peltatum, of the barberry family, bearing an edible, yellowish, egg-shaped fruit.
2.
the fruit itself.
Also, Mayapple.


Origin:
1725–35, Americanism

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May apple
 
n
1.  an American berberidaceous plant, Podophyllum peltatum, with edible yellowish egg-shaped fruit
2.  the fruit of this plant

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mayapple

perennial herbaceous plant of the family Berberidaceae (order Ranunculales) native to eastern North America, most commonly in shady areas on moist, rich soil.

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