from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A genus (Orobanche) of parasitic plants of Europe and Asia. They are destitute of chlorophyll, have scales instead of leaves, and spiked flowers, and grow attached to the roots of other plants, as furze, clover, flax, wild carrot, etc. The name is sometimes applied to other plants related to this genus, as Aphyllon uniflorumand Aphyllon Ludovicianum.
- n. See Broom rape, in the Vocabulary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to parasitic leafless plants of the genus Orobanche, and in the United States to species of the similar allied genera Phelipæa and Aphyllon. See Orobanchaceæ.
- n. Same as pale or one-flowered broom-rape.
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