Definition of beechdrops in English:

beechdrops

Syllabification: beech·drops
Pronunciation: /ˈbēCHˌdräps
 
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noun

  • A broomrape that is parasitic on the roots of beech trees. Unlike most broomrapes, it has branching stems.
    • Epifagus virginiana, family Orobanchaceae
    More example sentences
    • Peculiar, parasitic beechdrops grow on the roots of beech trees; squawroot, another plant devoid of chlorophyll, gains its nutrition from the leaf litter.
    • Like Indian pipes, beechdrops have none of the chlorophyll of most plants and thus are not green.
    • The dried stems of beechdrops can often be found through the winter.

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