Definition of Mayapple

1. Noun. North American herb with poisonous root stock and edible though insipid fruit.

Exact synonyms: May Apple, Podophyllum Peltatum, Wild Mandrake
Group relationships: Genus Podophyllum, Podophyllum
Terms within: May Apple
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant



Definition of Mayapple

1. Noun. A fruit-bearing flowering plant with poisonous roots, native to eastern North America, taxonomic name ''Podophyllum peltatum''. ¹

2. Noun. The fruit of the plant ''Podophyllum peltatum'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mayapple

1. a perennial herb [n -S]

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Literary usage of Mayapple

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1. Handbook of Therapy by Oliver Thomas Osborne, Morris Fishbein, Jerome Henry Salisbury (1915)
"PODOPHYLLUM OR mayapple Podophyllum is the dried rhizome of a perennial herb which grows in the woods of Canada and northern and middle United States, ..."

2. Laboratory Exercises in Botany by Edson Sewell Bastin (1894)
"In the interior of the bud of Solomon's Seal, as in that of the mayapple, is to be found, packed away in small compass, the shoot of the coming season. ..."

3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1915)
"As soon as this fact becomes generally known we expect all gardeners to throw away their tobacco and lay in a stock of gum. mayapple WITH MULTIPLE FRUITS. ..."

4. Origin and History of All the Pharmacopeial Vegetable Drugs, Chemicals and by John Uri Lloyd (1921)
"PODOPHYLLUM (Mandrake, mayapple) Official in all editions of USP, from 1820 to 1910. This handsome plant, Podophyllum peltatum, known also as mandrake, ..."

5. Synopsis of the course of lectures on materia medica and pharmacy: Delivered by Joseph Carson (1863)
"... US; Extract of mayapple.—The mode of preparation same as that of Ext. ... mayapple.—Mode of preparing. Uses. Dose, gr. J—j. ..."

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