red trillium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n red trillium trillium of eastern North America having malodorous pink to purple flowers and an astringent root used in folk medicine especially to ease childbirth
    • n red trillium trillium of northeastern United States with sessile leaves and red or purple flowers having a pungent odor
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Usage

In literature:

Here a wood road led up, and we loitered along it, finding late violets and great clumps of red trilliums here and there.
"The Idyl of Twin Fires" by Walter Prichard Eaton
Some were the common trilliums, of a dark garnet-red.
"Everyday Adventures" by Samuel Scoville
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In news:

Toadshade or Sessile trillium ( Trillium sessile ) has a stalkless flower of three, small, dark red petals that always remain in the closed position.
Antietam's wildflowers didn't disappoint as we had two species of trillium, the red and the nodding.
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