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- an E North American yellowish-brown, scaly, leafless plant (Conopholis americana) of the broomrape family, parasitic on the roots of some trees, esp. oaks
- a purple trillium (Trillium erectum)
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- An eastern North American plant (Conopholis americana) parasitic on the roots of oaks and other trees and having tubular yellowish flowers and a stem covered with brownish scales.
- An eastern North American plant (Trillium erectum) having ill-smelling, purple to yellow flowers with three petals and dark red, six-angled fruit.