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coralroot

[kawr-uh l-root, -roo t, kor-] /ˈkɔr əlˌrut, -ˌrʊt, ˈkɒr-/
noun
1.
a saprophytic orchid of the genus Corallorhiza, of the Northern Hemisphere, having elongated clusters of small flowers on a leafless stem.
Origin of coralroot
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; coral + root1
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coralroot

/ˈkɒrəlˌruːt/
noun
1.
any N temperate leafless orchid of the genus Corallorhiza, with small yellow-green or purple flowers and branched roots resembling coral
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