polecat weed


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Noun1.polecat weed - deciduous perennial low-growing fetid swamp plant of eastern North America having minute flowers enclosed in a mottled greenish or purple cowl-shaped spathepolecat weed - deciduous perennial low-growing fetid swamp plant of eastern North America having minute flowers enclosed in a mottled greenish or purple cowl-shaped spathe
genus Symplocarpus, Symplocarpus - one species: skunk cabbage
bog plant, marsh plant, swamp plant - a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath
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Other names include polecat weed, meadow cabbage, foetid hellebore and clumpfoot cabbage.