Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The Silphium perfoliatum, a tall, stout composite of the United States, with a square stem and large opposite leaves, the upper pairs connate at the base and forming a cup-like cavity. The flowers are large and yellow.

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Examples

  • A large, tufted, floating insect drifted down from the treetops near the cup-plant.

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