puttyroot


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put·ty·root

 (pŭt′ē-ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
n.
A North American orchid (Aplectrum hyemale) bearing a single leaf and yellowish-brown flowers in a loose raceme. Also called Adam-and-Eve.

[From the use of the sticky substance in its corm as a cement.]
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puttyroot

(ˈpʌtɪˌruːt)
n
(Plants) a North American orchid, Aplectrum hyemale
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put•ty•root

(ˈpʌt iˌrut, -ˌrʊt)

n.
an American orchid, Aplectrum hyemale, having loose clusters of yellowish brown flowers and a sticky substance in its rootstock.
[1810–20, Amer.]
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Noun1.puttyroot - North American orchid bearing a single leaf and yellowish-brown flowersputtyroot - North American orchid bearing a single leaf and yellowish-brown flowers
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
Aplectrum, genus Aplectrum - a monocotyledonous genus of the family Orchidaceae
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A two year population ecology study of puttyroot orchid (Aplectrum hyemale (Muhl.
Aplectrum hyemale, puttyroot orchid, is a terrestrial, winter perennial found in rich, mesic forests throughout the Midwest as well as in Hougham Woods Biological Field Station (HWBFS) near Franklin in Johnson County, Indiana.
ex Willd.) Torr.; Puttyroot orchid, Adam and Eve; Successional woods north of the RTC Office; Infrequent; C = 7; BSUH 17818.