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Related to skunk cabbages: Symplocarpus foetidus
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.
nTurkish name (1392–1913): skunkweed
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
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.
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|Noun||1.||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 spathe|
|2.||skunk cabbage - clump-forming deciduous perennial swamp plant of western North America similar to Symplocarpus foetidus but having a yellow spathe|