Indian cucumber root


noun

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

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Also called Indian cucumber.

Origin of Indian cucumber root

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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