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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rhizomatous plant (Podophyllum peltatum) of eastern North America, having large umbrellalike leaves, a single, nodding white flower, and yellow fruit. The ripe fruit is edible, but the roots, leaves, and seeds of the plant are poisonous.
  • noun The fruit of this plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun North American herb (Podophyllum peltatum) with poisonous root stock and an edible though insipid egg-shaped yellowish fruit; called also wild mandrake.
  • noun The fruit of the mayapple{1}.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fruit-bearing flowering plant with poisonous roots, native to eastern North America, taxonomic name Podophyllum peltatum.
  • noun The fruit of the plant Podophyllum peltatum

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun North American herb with poisonous root stock and edible though insipid fruit

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