(redirected from Pterospora)
Also found in: Wikipedia.


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.


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



n., pl. -drops.
a slender, leafless parasitic North American plant, Pterosporaandromedea, with nodding white-to-red flowers: grows under pines.
[1855–60, Amer.]
References in periodicals archive ?
X ERICACEAE (Heather Family) Pterospora andromedea Nutt.
However, in the morphological analysis multicellular hairs are hypothesized to have been lost twice within Monotropoideae, with Pterospora and Sarcodes retaining the plesiomorphic condition (i.