Definition of mayapple in English:

mayapple

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Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪap(ə)l
 
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noun

  • An American herbaceous plant of the barberry family, which bears a yellow egg-shaped fruit in May. The plant has long been used medicinally.
    • Podophyllum peltatum, family Berberidaceae
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    • If the method is adopted, increased demand for the American mayapple may make it a new alternative crop.
    • They might remind you of mayapple or of pachysandra.
    • I have christened it the ‘Mandrake’ (the name used for the mayapple [Podophyllum peltatum] by various 16 th- and 17 th-century English poets).

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