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wake-robin

[weyk-rob-in] /ˈweɪkˌrɒb ɪn/
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
1520-1530
1520-30
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British Dictionary definitions for wake robin

wake-robin

noun
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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