Definition of coralroot in English:

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coralroot

Pronunciation: /ˈkôrəlˌro͞ot/

noun

(also coralroot orchid)
1A leafless orchid that has inconspicuous flowers and lacks chlorophyll. It has a pale knobbly rhizome that obtains nourishment from decaying organic matter.
  • Genus Corallorhiza, family Orchidaceae: several species, including the widespread C. trifida.
Example sentences
  • An unexpected display of coralroot orchid near the trailhead was just the first of many stops along the way.
  • In June, berries are ripe and we will look for the coralroot orchids under the oak trees.
  • The Navajo made a tea of spotted coralroot used as a lotion for ringworm or skin disease.
1.1 another term for cockscomb (sense 3).

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Syllabification: cor·al·root

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