Definition of pinesap in English:

pinesap

Line breaks: pine|sap
Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɪnsap/

noun

North American
A woodland plant related to wintergreen, lacking chlorophyll and bearing one or more waxy bell-shaped flowers.
  • Two species in the family Monotropaceae: the violet-scented sweet pinesap (Monotropsis odorata), and the yellow bird’s-nest
More example sentences
  • The flowers of Pinesap are in clusters, while each stem of Indian Pipe is solitary.
  • Pinesap, like its relative Indian pipe has no chlorophyll, so it cannot obtain energy from sunlight. Instead, it gets nutrients from organic matter in the soil.
  • Because Pinesap is an indirect parasite of the autotrophic plant, it is sometimes referred to as an epiparasite.

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