Coralroot definition

kôrəl-ro͝ot, -ro͝ot, kŏr-
Any of several terrestrial, saprophytic, chiefly New World orchids of the genus Corallorhiza having yellowish-green to purplish-brown leafless stems and small flowers.
noun
0
0
Any of a genus (Corallorhiza) of saprophytic, brownish orchids with branched, coral-colored roots and no leaves.
noun
0
0
Any of several saprophytic orchids of the genus Corallorhiza.
noun
0
0
Cardamine bulbifera.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of coralroot

  • From the corallike appearance of its branched rhizomes

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • coral +‎ root

    From Wiktionary