coralroot

[ kawr-uhl-root, -root, kor- ]
/ ˈkɔr əlˌrut, -ˌrʊt, ˈkɒr- /

noun

a saprophytic orchid of the genus Corallorhiza, of the Northern Hemisphere, having elongated clusters of small flowers on a leafless stem.

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Origin of coralroot

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

coralroot
/ (ˈkɒrəlˌruːt) /

noun

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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