devil's-bit

[ dev-uhlz-bit ]

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

Origin of devil's-bit

1
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
  • Also called fairy wand.

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British Dictionary definitions for devil's bit

devil's bit

noun
  1. devil's bit scabious: See scabious 2 (def. 3)

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