skunk cabbage


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Related to skunk cabbage: Lysichiton americanus

skunk cabbage

n.
1. A foul-smelling aroid plant (Symplocarpus foetidus) of eastern North American wetlands, having small flowers on a spadix enclosed in a greenish or purplish spathe and blooming early in the spring.
2. A similar aroid plant (Lysichiton americanus) of western North America, having a bright yellow, stalked spathe.

skunk cabbage

n
1. (Plants) a low-growing fetid aroid swamp plant, Symplocarpus foetidus of E North America, having broad leaves and minute flowers enclosed in a mottled greenish or purple spathe
2. (Plants) a similar aroid plant, Lysichitum americanum, of the W coast of North America and N Asia
Turkish name (1392–1913): skunkweed

skunk′ cab`bage


n.
1. a low, fetid, broad-leaved North American plant, Symplocarpus foetidus, of the arum family, having a brownish purple and green mottled spathe surrounding a stout spadix, growing in moist ground.
2. a related plant, Lysichiton americanum, of W North America, having a cluster of green leaves and a spike of flowers surrounded by a yellow spathe.
[1745–55, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skunk cabbage - deciduous perennial low-growing fetid swamp plant of eastern North America having minute flowers enclosed in a mottled greenish or purple cowl-shaped spatheskunk cabbage - 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
2.skunk cabbage - clump-forming deciduous perennial swamp plant of western North America similar to Symplocarpus foetidus but having a yellow spatheskunk cabbage - clump-forming deciduous perennial swamp plant of western North America similar to Symplocarpus foetidus but having a yellow spathe
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
References in classic literature ?
I don't believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage. I suppose my father could have been a good man even if he had been called Jedediah; but I'm sure it would have been a cross.
Skunk cabbage, as the name implies, is a smelly plant that grows in wet woods.
If your garden is boggy, why not introduce plants like primulas, skunk cabbage, Gunnera and hostas which love those conditions rather than expend energy seeking to change it.
Gunnera,flag irises ANDAMERICAN skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanus ) now line the course of the water as it tumbles from the top of the hill and down into the ponds, which are covered in waterlilies and surrounded by bulrushes.
During Invasive Species Week, which runs until Friday, Nennis is focusing on giant hogweed, Japanese knotweed, Himalayan balsam and American skunk cabbage.
I don't believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage."
Despite the repulsive odour of Skunk Cabbage in times of famine the tribes would gather the plant as food but it would have to be boiled to the point where it no longer had much nourishment to detoxity it.
Roedd adar yn gwibio heibio ac roedd y fresychen ddrewllyd, Symplocarpus foetidus, y skunk cabbage yn tyfu wrth ochr y llyn.
The other two works are ''On the Old Santa Fe Road'' and ''Untitled (Skunk Cabbage).'' Those paintings are expected to bring in $3.7 million combined.
I also like large-leaved plants: gunnera, rheums, the yellow skunk cabbage, hostas and in particular rodgersia, in its various forms.
The fact - the odious fact - is that Americans have been sowing Skunk Cabbage all along and now they hope that somehow Jasmine will bloom in their garden.
Another plant that boasts impressive foliage is the skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanus), which grows 1m (3ft) high by 1.25m (4ft) wide.