See under pinesap.
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Origin of false beechdrops
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
Definition for false beechdrops (2 of 2)
[ pahyn-sap ]
/ ˈpaɪnˌsæp /
either of two parasitic or saprophytic plants of the genus Monotropa, especially the tawny or reddish M. hypopithys (false beechdrops), of eastern North America.
Compare Indian pipe.
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