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bird's-nest orchid

noun
  1. a brown parasitic Eurasian orchid, Neottia nidus-avis, whose thick fleshy roots resemble a bird's nest and contain a fungus on which the orchid feeds
  2. a parasitic Eurasian plant, Monotropa hypopitys, whose thick fleshy roots resemble a bird's nest and contain a fungus on which the plant feeds: family Monotropaeceae
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