Definition of Pinesap

1. Noun. Fleshy tawny or reddish saprophytic herb resembling the Indian pipe and growing in woodland humus of eastern North America; in some classifications placed in a separate genus Hypopitys.

Exact synonyms: False Beachdrops, Monotropa Hypopithys
Generic synonyms: Wild Flower, Wildflower
Group relationships: Genus Monotropa, Monotropa

Definition of Pinesap

1. n. A reddish fleshy herb of the genus Monotropa (M. hypopitys), formerly thought to be parasitic on the roots of pine trees, but more probably saprophytic.

Definition of Pinesap

1. Noun. A saprophyte, ''Monotropa hypopitys'', having racemes of drooping flowers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pinesap

1. a fragrant herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pinesap

1. A reddish fleshy herb of the genus Monotropa (M. Hypopitys), formerly thought to be parasitic on the roots of pine trees, but more probably saprophytic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinesap

pineland
pinelands
pinelike
pinenchyma
pinene
pinenes
pinenut
pinenuts
pineoblastoma
pineoblastomas
pineoblastomata
pineocytoma
pineries
pinery
pines
pinesap (current term)
pinesaps
pinest
pineta
pineth
pinetum
pinetums
pineweed
pinewood
pinewoods
piney
pineyard
pineyards
pinfall
pinfalls

Literary usage of Pinesap

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1. Flora of the Blue Hills, Middlesex Fells, Stony Brook and Beaver Brook by Walter Deane (1896)
"pinesap. M. uniflora, L. INDIAN PIPE. Rich and dry woods. ... pinesap. Dry woods. B*, occasional; Hancock Hill, etc.: — 3f*, frequent. ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"... odorata (sweet pinesap), by Stephen Elliott. This is a small plant, found from Maryland southward, and bears a spike of ..."

3. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"SWEET pinesap Calyx of 5 oblong-lanceolate acute scale-like sepals, erect, persistent. Corolla persistent, rather fleshy, slightly 5-gibbous at the base. ..."

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