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puttyroot definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: North American orchid bearing a single leaf and yellowish- brown flowers [syn: puttyroot, adam-and-eve, Aplectrum hyemale]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: circa 1818 a North American orchid (Aplectrum hyemale) having a corm filled with glutinous matter and producing a solitary leaf and a scape bearing a raceme of brownish flowers

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Puttyroot Put"ty*root`, n. (Bot.) 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.



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