Yoncopin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Yoncopin (Bot) A local name in parts of the Mississippi Valley for the American lotus (Nelumbo lutea).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perhaps corrupted from Illinois micoupena, Chippewa makopin, the American lotus

Usage

In literature:

Beside Marjie, she was as the wild yoncopin to the calla lily.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
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