may apple
mayapple mayapple, may apple may apple . 1. North American herb ({Podophyllum peltatum}) with poisonous root stock and an edible though insipid egg-shaped yellowish fruit; called also {wild mandrake}.

Syn: May apple, wild mandrake, {Podophyllum peltatum}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. The fruit of the mayapple[1]. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • May apple — May May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the goddess Maia (Gr. Mai^a), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.] 1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty one days. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. The early part or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • May apple — ☆ May apple n. 1. a perennial woodland plant (Podophyllum peltatum) of the barberry family, with shield shaped leaves and a single, large, white, cuplike flower, found in the E U.S. 2. its edible yellow fruit …   English World dictionary

  • May apple — noun 1. edible but insipid fruit of the May apple plant • Hypernyms: ↑fruit • Part Holonyms: ↑mayapple, ↑wild mandrake, ↑Podophyllum peltatum 2. North American herb with poisonous root stock and edible though insipid fruit • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • may apple — may′ ap ple or may′ap ple n. 1) pln a North American plant, Podophyllum peltatum, of the barberry family, bearing an edible, yellowish, egg shaped fruit 2) pln the fruit itself • Etymology: 1725–35, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • may-apple — n. Wild mandrake, hog apple (Podophyllum peltatum) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • May apple — /ˈmeɪ æpəl/ (say may apuhl) noun 1. an American perennial herb, Podophyllum peltatum, of the family Podophyllaceae, bearing an edible, yellowish, egg shaped fruit. 2. the fruit …   Australian English dictionary

  • May apple — 1. an American plant, Podophyllum peltatum, of the barberry family, bearing an edible, yellowish, egg shaped fruit. 2. the fruit itself. Also, Mayapple. [1725 35, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • May apple — noun a) A fruit bearing flowering plant with poisonous roots, native to eastern North America, taxonomic name . b) The fruit of the plant Podophyllum peltatum …   Wiktionary

  • May apple — SYN: podophyllum …   Medical dictionary

  • May-apple — …   Useful english dictionary

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