Definition of devil's bit in English:

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devil's bit

Pronunciation: /ˈdevəlz ˌbit/

noun

A North American plant of the lily family bearing tightly packed spikes of white flowers.
  • Chamaelirium luteum, family Liliaceae.
Example sentences
  • Interesting flora includes purple devil's bit scabious and lilac field scabious, the yellow daisy-like common fleabane and the tall, cream-flowered meadow sweet.
  • Areas with a high density of devil's bit scabious may be the key requirement within the grassland habitat.
  • A number of wildflower species, such as devil's bit scabious and poppy, occur and attract large numbers of butterflies and moths.

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Syllabification: dev·il's bit

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