Indian pipe


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Indian pipe

n.
A waxy white or sometimes pinkish saprophytic woodland plant (Monotropa uniflora) of North and Central America and East Asia, having scalelike leaves and a solitary nodding flower.

Indian pipe

n
(Plants) a white or pinkish saprophytic woodland plant, Monotropa uniflora, of the N hemisphere, with a solitary nodding flower resembling a pipe: family Monotropaceae

In′dian pipe′


n.
a leafless, pearly white saprophytic plant, Monotropa uniflora, having a solitary white flower.
[1785–95, Amer.]
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Noun1.Indian pipe - small waxy white or pinkish-white saprophytic woodland plant having scalelike leaves and a nodding flowerIndian pipe - small waxy white or pinkish-white saprophytic woodland plant having scalelike leaves and a nodding flower; turns black with age
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
genus Monotropa, Monotropa - leafless fleshy saprophytic plants; in some classifications placed in the family Pyrolaceae
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A blanket of scarlet, or some other bright color, hangs from his shoulders, and is girt around his waist with a red sash, in which he bestows his pistols, knife, and the stem of his Indian pipe; preparations either for peace or war.
Then came the "woodsy bit," with her feet pressing the slippery carpet of brown pine needles; the "woodsy bit" so full of dewy morning, surprises,--fungous growths of brilliant orange and crimson springing up around the stumps of dead trees, beautiful things born in a single night; and now and then the miracle of a little clump of waxen Indian pipes, seen just quickly enough to be saved from her careless tread.
Xawiska is the Ho-Chunk name for the Indian Pipe Plant.
7) Ghost plant, ghost pipe, Indian pipe, or corpse plant (Monotropa uniflora).
Some plant parasites, such as the ghostly Indian pipe and soft-hued pinesaps, form associations with fungi.
But it's most well-known name is Indian pipe, a reference to its rather striking resemblance to an Indian peace pipe.
What Modi is exhibiting is neither Indian, nor Hindu nor culture - I am sure it is an Americans-driven version of the Indian pipe dream, but I guess he is entitled to that, though he must somehow hire a better educated person to feed him his historical facts.
Margaret Oakes Smith believed that mesmerism enabled access to a vision of liberated femininity that was essential to feminist politics; Mary Clemmer suggests that "language" can be "turned and intensified to figure forth the sensuous sour," thereby enabling a "transformative movement between vision and reality" (125); and the image of the Indian pipe in Pauline Hopkins's Winona expresses "black femininity through the play of spirit and matter" (165).
Finch Flyer's trainer Jeff Sadik said: "Last year I had a horse called Indian Pipe Dream, who won four out of five races for the yard, and I am full of hope that this horse can do the same or even better over the rest of the autumn."
TODAY'S TIPS MUSSELBURGH: 2.30 Jewelled Dagger, 3.00 Commanche, 3.30 Majestic Millie, 4.00 POKFULHAM (NAP), 4.30 Royal Blade, 5.00 Hal Of A Lover, 5.30 Eilean Eeve YARMOUTH: 2.15 Baltic Fizz, 2.45 Madame Excelerate, 3.15 Crystal High, 3.45 Steel City Boy, 4.15 Seek The Fair Land, 4.45 Pocket's Pick, 5.15 Astromagick SOUTHWELL: 6.00 Pennfield Pirate, 6.30 Auntie Joy, 7.00 Amtired, 7.30 Quails Hollow, 8.00 Revolutionary, 8.30 Bookiesindex Boy, 9.00 Clever Omneya BANGOR: 6.10 Folk Tune, 6.40 Majestic Mayhem, 7.10 Indian Pipe Dream, 7.40 Bajan Parkes, 8.10 Sumner, 8.40 Medicinal DOUBLE: Pokfulham and Commanche
TODAY'S SARABAND SELECTIONS BANGOR: 6.10 Folk Tune, 6.40 Majestic Mayhem, 7.10 Indian Pipe Dream, 7.40 Bajan Parkes, 8.10 Sumner, 8.40 Medicinal.
Indian pipe maker Welspun (BOM:532144), or WCL, said in a press release that US private equity fund manager Apollo Global Management (NASDAQ:APO) will invest in the company to support its growth strategy.