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pinedrops

[ pahyn-drops ]
/ ˈpaɪnˌdrɒps /
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noun, plural pine·drops.
a slender, leafless, parasitic North American plant, Pterospora andromedea, having nodding white to red flowers, found growing under pines.
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Origin of pinedrops

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; pine1 + drop + -s3
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