an American orchid (Aplectrum hyemale) with clusters of yellowish-brown flowers, one leaf at the base of the stem, and a sticky substance in its bulbs
A North American orchid (Aplectrum hyemale) bearing a single leaf and yellowish-brown flowers in a loose raceme. Also called Adam-and-Eve .
Origin of puttyrootFrom the use of the sticky substance in its corm as a cement
(usually uncountable, plural puttyroots)