mayapple

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may·ap·ple

or May apple  (mā′ăp′əl)
n.
1. A rhizomatous plant (Podophyllum peltatum) of eastern North America, having large umbrellalike leaves, a single, nodding white flower, and yellow fruit. The ripe fruit is edible, but the roots, leaves, and seeds of the plant are poisonous.
2. The fruit of this plant. In both senses also called mandrake.
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Noun1.mayapple - North American herb with poisonous root stock and edible though insipid fruitmayapple - North American herb with poisonous root stock and edible though insipid fruit
genus Podophyllum, Podophyllum - perennial rhizomatous herbs
May apple - edible but insipid fruit of the May apple plant
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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