coralroot

[kawr-uh l-root, -roo t, kor-]
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

First recorded in 1850–55; coral + root1
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British Dictionary definitions for coralroot

coralroot

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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