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may·ap·pleor May apple (mā′ăp′əl)
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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|Noun||1.||mayapple - North American herb with poisonous root stock and edible though insipid fruit|
May apple - edible but insipid fruit of the May apple plant
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