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red trillium

noun
1.
a hardy plant, Trillium sessile, common from New York to Georgia and westward, having stalkless, purple or green flowers.
Also called bloody butchers, nosebleed.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35, Americanism
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  • red trillium and blue cohosh were in bloom, but there was no intense marsh marigold yellow along the swamp feeder stream.
  • The bloodroots are fading, and the red trillium flower buds are close to opening.

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