from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A North American orchid (Aplectrum hyemale) bearing a single leaf and yellowish-brown flowers clustered in a raceme. Also called Adam-and-Eve.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An American orchidaceous plant (Aplectrum hyemale) whose slender rootstock produces a solid corm filled with glutinous matter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An American orchidaceous plant (Aplectrum hyemale) which flowers in early summer. Its slender naked rootstock produces each year a solid corm, filled with exceedingly glutinous matter, which sends up later a single large oval evergreen plaited leaf. Called also Adam-and-Eve.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An American orchid, Aplectrum hiemale, producing every year on a slender rootstock a corm an inch in diameter, filled with an extremely glutinous matter, which has been used as a cement, whence the name.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. North American orchid bearing a single leaf and yellowish-brown flowers
From the use of the sticky substance in its corm as a cement.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
putty + root (Wiktionary)