from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A North American orchid (Aplectrum hyemale) bearing a single leaf and yellowish-brown flowers in a loose raceme.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
American orchidaceous plant(Aplectrum hyemale) whose slender rootstockproduces a solid cormfilled with glutinousmatter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun North American orchid bearing a single leaf and yellowish-brown flowers
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From the use of the sticky substance in its corm as a cement.]
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putty + root
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