Definition of Puttyroot

1. Noun. North American orchid bearing a single leaf and yellowish-brown flowers.

Exact synonyms: Adam-and-eve, Aplectrum Hyemale
Generic synonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant
Group relationships: Aplectrum, Genus Aplectrum



Definition of Puttyroot

1. n. An American orchidaceous plant (Aplectrum hyemale) which flowers in early summer. Its slender naked rootstock produces each year a solid corm, filled with exceedingly glutinous matter, which sends up later a single large oval evergreen plaited leaf. Called also Adam-and-Eve.

Definition of Puttyroot

1. Noun. An American orchidaceous plant (''Aplectrum hyemale'') whose slender rootstock produces a solid corm filled with glutinous matter. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Puttyroot

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Literary usage of Puttyroot

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1. Our Native Orchids: A Series of Drawings from Nature of All the Species by William Hamilton Gibson, Helena Dewey Leeming Jelliffe (1905)
"The other two are Calypso and the puttyroot. The Crane-fly puts forth a smooth, ovate-pointed, young, reddish-purple leaf about the middle of September. ..."

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