pinesap


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Related to pinesap: Monotropa hypopitys

pine·sap

 (pīn′săp′)
n.
A fleshy white or reddish plant (Monotropa hypopitys) in the heath family, growing as a saprophyte or parasite on tree roots and having racemes with a few drooping flowers.

pinesap

(ˈpaɪnˌsæp)
n
(Plants) a fleshy yellowish-red perennial herb of N America (Monotropa hypopitys)

pine•sap

(ˈpaɪnˌsæp)

n.
any of several parasitic or saprophytic plants of the genus Monotropa, as the reddish M. hypopithys, and M. uniflora, the Indian pipe.
[1830–40, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinesap - fleshy tawny or reddish saprophytic herb resembling the Indian pipe and growing in woodland humus of eastern North Americapinesap - fleshy tawny or reddish saprophytic herb resembling the Indian pipe and growing in woodland humus of eastern North America; in some classifications placed in a separate genus Hypopitys
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
genus Monotropa, Monotropa - leafless fleshy saprophytic plants; in some classifications placed in the family Pyrolaceae
Translations
Fichtenspargel
mäntykukka
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One of these is pinesap (Hypopitys monotropa), a close relative of Indian pipe.
Most of the bottles held amber-colored liquids that made him think of pinesap.
This was the very end of August, the contrail to a heady summer of sandy, entwined feet and dawn meetings down pinesap trails, of moon-cool nights along roadside cornfields in the stale carpet of her hatchback, in rowboats floating among the pond lilies and frogs--a summer that ended in a sweaty rush after Fergus moved into the single-sex dorm of her Quaker college.