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or 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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Noun1.mayapple - North American herb with poisonous root stock and edible though insipid fruitmayapple - 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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I delight in dainty toothwort, glorious trillium, verdant mayapple leaves, and the brief early flowers of bloodroot.
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Jean Nordhaus, Memories From the Broken World, Mayapple Press, 2016.
Each Spring, walking among the freshly emerged trillium and mayapple, I'll see the hint of an antler tip sticking from the leaf litter.
America: Wild mandrake (Mayapple, Indian apple, Podophyllum peltatum L.) has been used by the North-American First Nations to treat warts (Ray 2009).
The drug Sattely chose to focus on is produced by a leafy Himalayan plant called the mayapple. Within the plant, a series of proteins work in a step-by-step fashion to churn out a chemical defense against predators.
She is currently working on starting The Mayapple School, a small arts and nature preschool in Giles County.
Her most recent collection of poetry, Strange Life, was published by Mayapple Press in 2014 and her second novel, Radiomen, is forthcoming from The Permanent Press in 2015.