Indian cucumber root

noun
  1. a North American plant, Medeola virginiana, of the lily family, having whorled leaves, nodding, greenish-yellow flowers, and an edible root.

Origin of Indian cucumber root

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
Also called Indian cucumber.
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