skunk cabbage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n skunk cabbage clump-forming deciduous perennial swamp plant of western North America similar to Symplocarpus foetidus but having a yellow spathe
    • n skunk cabbage deciduous perennial low-growing fetid swamp plant of eastern North America having minute flowers enclosed in a mottled greenish or purple cowl-shaped spathe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Skunk cabbage (Bot) an American aroid herb (Symplocarpus fœtidus) having a reddish hornlike spathe in earliest spring, followed by a cluster of large cabbagelike leaves. It exhales a disagreeable odor. Also called swamp cabbage.
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Usage

In literature:

I don't believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.
"Anne Of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Skunk cabbage always came first, and hepatica.
"Laddie" by Gene Stratton Porter
I am working double this spring and I'm off for the skunk cabbage bed to-day.
"The Harvester" by Gene Stratton Porter
The low spots were filled with the coarse green verdure of skunk cabbage.
"Adventures In Contentment" by David Grayson
Some trappers rub the traps with "brake leaves," sweet fern, or even skunk's cabbage.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
Equal parts of the tinctures of lobalis capsicum and skunk cabbage root.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
A frog began moaning among the skunk cabbages, and John thrust his hand deep into his bosom.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
Take pulverized skunk cabbage root, two drams; pulverized extract of liquorice, one dram; sanguinaria and macrotin, of each thirty grains.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
There are spots overgrown with fern and carpeted with velvety wet moss; here also the skunk cabbage and cowslip grow rank among the alders.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
There is a salad made out of what looks like skunk cabbage leaves.
"Operation Earthworm" by Joe Archibald
In the latitude of Washington Skunk-Cabbage has been known to be in flower in December.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
I believe it will be lots better than the skunk cabbage.
"Among the Night People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
Powdered skunk cabbage, 1 tea-spoonful.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
COMMON NAME, Skunk Cabbage.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
This plant belongs to the same family as the skunk-cabbage of the East and the calla-lily.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
Moreover, he is the only animal which can swallow the tight-rolled green cigars of the skunk-cabbage in the early spring.
"Everyday Adventures" by Samuel Scoville
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In poetry:

I started off with a dump-diddle-dump,
(Oh, hell’s broke loose in Georgia!)
Skunk-cabbage growin' by the bee-gum stump,
(Whippoorwill, yo're singin’ now!)
"The Mountain Whippoorwill" by Stephen Vincent Benet

In news:

Even as snow or ice still covers the ground, skunk cabbage begins to grow.
Was out on the south side of Roman Nose Mt this weekend and saw a patch of skunk Cabbage .
Skunk Cabbage Click to enlarge.
The geese return to the flats, skunk cabbage pokes up yellow in the woods, and the deadline for Nenana Ice Classic tickets has passed.
Difficult to find unless you follow the narrow trail off S.Island and Washington St Hike a mile, down a hill through skunk cabbage, up an incline and you are there.
Was out on the south side of Roman Nose Mt this weekend and saw a patch of skunk Cabbage.
Primitive, Striking and Smelly : Cozying Up With the Skunk Cabbage.
Skunk cabbage flowers generate their own heat using an oxygen burning process very similar to that used by animals.
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