red-trillium

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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