May apple


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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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May apple

or

mayapple

n
1. (Plants) an American berberidaceous plant, Podophyllum peltatum, with edible yellowish egg-shaped fruit
2. (Plants) the fruit of this plant
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may′ ap`ple

or may′ap`ple,


n.
1. a North American plant, Podophyllum peltatum, of the barberry family, bearing an edible, yellowish, egg-shaped fruit.
2. the fruit itself.
[1725–35, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.May apple - edible but insipid fruit of the May apple plant
mayapple, Podophyllum peltatum, wild mandrake, May apple - North American herb with poisonous root stock and edible though insipid fruit
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
2.may apple - North American herb with poisonous root stock and edible though insipid fruitMay apple - 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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