Putty-root

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Putty-root an American orchid the corm of whose root-stock contains a highly glutinous matter
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. potée, properly that which is contained in a pot, Fr. pot.

Usage

In literature:

There was a flat rock near the roots of the tree, and putty soon Mr. B'ar squatted on this rock.
"Boys of The Fort" by Ralph Bonehill
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