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pine·drops

 (pīn′drŏps′)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
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.

pinedrops

(ˈpaɪnˌdrɒps)
pl n
(Plants) (functioning as singular) a North American parasitic herb (Pterospora andromedea) that grows on the roots of pine trees and produces red stalks with spikes of pale flowers above ground in summer

pine•drops

(ˈpaɪnˌdrɒps)

n., pl. -drops.
a slender, leafless parasitic North American plant, Pterosporaandromedea, with nodding white-to-red flowers: grows under pines.
[1855–60, Amer.]