cup plant


a hardy composite plant, Silphium perfoliatum, of eastern North America, having large yellow flower heads and opposite leaves that envelop the stem, forming a cup.

Nearby words

  1. cup final,
  2. cup fungus,
  3. cup of elijah,
  4. cup of tea,
  5. cup of tea, one's,
  6. cup shake,
  7. cup tie,
  8. cup towel,
  9. cup-and-saucer vine,
  10. cup-holder

Origin of cup plant

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019