purple trillium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n purple trillium trillium of eastern North America having malodorous pink to purple flowers and an astringent root used in folk medicine especially to ease childbirth
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Usage

In literature:

Find out why the purple trillium attracts flies and beetles, while the white trillium attracts bees and butterflies.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Trillium Dull purple Rich woods; Northward.
"Harper's Young People, May 18, 1880" by Various
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