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beechdrops

[ beech-drops ]
/ ˈbitʃˌdrɒps /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
a low plant, Epifagus virginiana, of the broomrape family, without green foliage, parasitic upon the roots of the beech.
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Origin of beechdrops

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; beech + drop + -s3
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