from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name in the United States of several plants belonging to the natural order Orobanchaceœ, more particularly Epiphegus Virginiana, Conopholis Americana, and Aphyllon uniflorum.
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(The Broom-rape Tribe.) Orobanche uniflora, L. Squaw-root; cancer-root; broomrape.
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Orobanche uniflora, or naked broomrape (or one-flowered broomrape or one-flowered cancer-root), is distributed throughout much of North America north of Mexico with the exception of Manitoba, Labrador, and Canada's central northern territories (the species is also found in Baja California).