Related to beechdrops: pinesap, Monotropa hypopitys


or beech-drops  (bēch′drŏps′)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A brownish eastern North American plant (Epifagus virginiana) having scalelike leaves and whitish tubular flowers with brown-purple stripes. It is parasitic on the roots of the American beech tree, Fagus grandifolia.


pl n
(Plants) a North American flowering plant, Epifagus virginiana, which is parasitic on beech trees



n., pl. -drops. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a low plant, Epifagus virginiana, of the broomrape family, without green foliage, parasitic upon the roots of the beech.
[1805–15, Amer.]