devil's-bit

[ dev-uhlz-bit ]
/ ˈdɛv əlzˌbɪt /

noun

an eastern North American plant, Chamaelirium luteum, of the lily family, having a dense, drooping spike of small white flowers.

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Origin of devil's-bit

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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British Dictionary definitions for devil's-bit

devil's bit

noun

devil's bit scabiousSee scabious 2 (def. 3)
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