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.
mayapple, wake-robin, bloodroot, and the kids, itchy and hot,
9) Wake-Robin is not a Whitman book, of course, but an 1871 work by John Burroughs.