wake robin

wake-robin

[weyk-rob-in]
noun
1.
the cuckoopint.
2.
any of various plants belonging to the genus Trillium, native to eastern North America, of the lily family, as T. erectum, having rank-smelling purple, yellow, or white flowers.

Origin:
1520–30

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wake-robin
 
n
1.  any of various North American herbaceous plants of the genus Trillium, such as T. grandiflorum, having a whorl of three leaves and three-petalled solitary flowers: family Trilliaceae
2.  (US) any of various aroid plants, esp the cuckoopint

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