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devil's-bit

[dev-uh lz-bit] /ˈdɛv əlzˌbɪt/
noun
1.
an eastern North American plant, Chamaelirium luteum, of the lily family, having a dense, drooping spike of small white flowers.
Also called fairy wand.
Origin of devil's-bit
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50
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