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Indian pipe

noun
1.
a leafless, pearly white, saprophytic plant, Monotropa uniflora, of North America and Asia, having a solitary white flower and resembling a tobacco pipe.
Origin of Indian pipe
1785-1795
An Americanism dating back to 1785-95
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  • The Colchicum is associated in my mind with the Indian pipe and similar growths; it is curious, but it isn't pleasing.

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
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Indian pipe

noun
1.
a white or pinkish saprophytic woodland plant, Monotropa uniflora, of the N hemisphere, with a solitary nodding flower resembling a pipe: family Monotropaceae
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