wake-robin

[ weyk-rob-in ]
/ ˈweɪkˌrɒb ɪn /

noun

the cuckoopint.
any of various plants belonging to the genus Trillium, native to eastern North America, of the lily family, as T. erectum, having rank-smelling purple, yellow, or white flowers.

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Origin of wake-robin

First recorded in 1520–30

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wake-robin

noun

any of various North American herbaceous plants of the genus Trillium, such as T. grandiflorum, having a whorl of three leaves and three-petalled solitary flowers: family Trilliaceae
US any of various aroid plants, esp the cuckoopint
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