wake-robin


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wake-rob·in

or wake·rob·in (wāk′rŏb′ĭn)
n.
1. See trillium.
2. Any of various aroid plants that bloom early in the spring, such as the jack-in-the-pulpit.

wake-robin

n
1. (Plants) any of various North American herbaceous plants of the genus Trillium, such as T. grandiflorum, having a whorl of three leaves and three-petalled solitary flowers: family Trilliaceae
2. (Plants) US any of various aroid plants, esp the cuckoopint

wake′-rob`in



n.
2. any of various trilliums of E North American woods.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wake-robin - any liliaceous plant of the genus Trillium having a whorl of three leaves at the top of the stem with a single three-petaled flowerwake-robin - any liliaceous plant of the genus Trillium having a whorl of three leaves at the top of the stem with a single three-petaled flower
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Trillium - deciduous perennial herbs; sometimes placed in family Liliaceae
prairie trillium, prairie wake-robin, Trillium recurvatum - trillium of central United States having dark purple sessile flowers
dwarf-white trillium, early wake-robin, snow trillium - a low perennial white-flowered trillium found in the southeastern United States
birthroot, purple trillium, Trillium erectum, red trillium - trillium of eastern North America having malodorous pink to purple flowers and an astringent root used in folk medicine especially to ease childbirth
red trillium, sessile trillium, toadshade, Trillium sessile - trillium of northeastern United States with sessile leaves and red or purple flowers having a pungent odor
2.wake-robin - common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berrieswake-robin - common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
Arisaema, genus Arisaema - tuberous or rhizomatous herbaceous perennials
References in classic literature ?
In quaint sage-green draperies, she seemed a flower, with her small vivid face irresistibly reminding Saxon of a springtime wake-robin.
2) White trillium, large-flowered trillium, great white trillium, or white wake-robin (Trillium grandiflorum).
possessed of some of the allurement and suggestiveness that they had in the fields and woods." The esteemed literary critic Henry James aptly described Burroughs's mindful invitation to actively engage with nature as "a prolonged rhapsody upon the pleasures within reach of any who will take the trouble to stretch his legs." Though Burroughs occasionally retreated, for better or worse, to themes of a more speculative nature, his truest gift, from his first nature book (Wake-Robin, 1871), to his last (The Last Harvest, 1922), was, and still is, to reacquaint us with what we had taken for granted.