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cor·al·root(kôr′əl-ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′, kŏr′-)
Any of several terrestrial, saprophytic, chiefly New World orchids of the genus Corallorhiza having yellowish-green to purplish-brown leafless stems and small flowers.
[From the corallike appearance of its branched rhizomes.]
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(Plants) any N temperate leafless orchid of the genus Corallorhiza, with small yellow-green or purple flowers and branched roots resembling coral
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