Definition of mayapple in English:

mayapple

Syllabification: may·ap·ple
Pronunciation: /ˈmāˌap(ə)l
 
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(also May apple)

noun

An American herbaceous plant of the barberry family with large, deeply divided leaves. The plant, which bears a yellow, egg-shaped edible fruit in May, has long been used medicinally. Also called mandrake.
  • Podophyllum peltatum, family Berberidaceae
More example sentences
  • 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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