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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. A purplish-brown, leafless, North American plant (Pterospora andromedea) living as a parasite on roots and having urn-shaped, reddish or white flowers arranged in a terminal raceme.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A reddish herb (Pterospora andromedea) of the United States, found parasitic on the roots of pine trees.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A reddish herb (Pterospora andromedea) of the United States, found parasitic on the roots of pine trees.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See beech-drops and Pterospora.

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