Puttyroot definitions

pŭt'ē-ro͝ot', -ro͝ot'
A North American orchid (Aplectrum hyemale) bearing a single leaf and yellowish-brown flowers in a loose raceme.
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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.
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An American orchidaceous plant (Aplectrum hyemale) whose slender rootstock produces a solid corm filled with glutinous matter.
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Origin of puttyroot

From the use of the sticky substance in its corm as a cement