red trillium

noun
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:
1930–35, Americanism

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red trillium

noun
1. trillium of northeastern United States with sessile leaves and red or purple flowers having a pungent odor 
2. trillium of eastern North America having malodorous pink to purple flowers and an astringent root used in folk medicine especially to ease childbirth [syn: purple trillium
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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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