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Indian pipe

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noun
  1. a leafless, pearly white, saprophytic plant, Monotropa uniflora, of North America and Asia, having a solitary white flower and resembling a tobacco pipe.
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Origin of Indian pipe

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95
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  • And looking for Indian-pipe when we were not looking for anything?

    Harper's Round Table, October 29, 1895

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Indian pipe

noun
  1. a white or pinkish saprophytic woodland plant, Monotropa uniflora, of the N hemisphere, with a solitary nodding flower resembling a pipe: family Monotropaceae
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