Pinesap
Pinesap Pine"sap`, n. (Bot.) A reddish fleshy herb of the genus {Monotropa} ({Monotropa hypopitys}), formerly thought to be parasitic on the roots of pine trees, but more probably saprophytic. [1913 Webster]

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  • pinesap — ☆ pinesap [pīn′sap΄ ] n. any of various whitish or reddish plants (genus Monotropa) of the heath family, including the Indian pipe, that live on dead vegetable material or as parasites on roots …   English World dictionary

  • pinesap — noun Date: 1840 any of several yellowish or reddish parasitic or saprophytic herbs (genus Monotropa) of the wintergreen family resembling the Indian pipe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pinesap — /puyn sap /, n. either of two parasitic or saprophytic plants of the genus Monotropa, esp. the tawny or reddish M. hypopithys (false beechdrops), of eastern North America. Cf. Indian pipe. [1830 40, Amer.; PINE1 + SAP1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pinesap — noun A saprophyte, Monotropa hypopitys, having racemes of drooping flowers. Syn: false beechdrops, dutchman’s pipe, yellow bird’s nest See Also: pine …   Wiktionary

  • pinesap — n. parasitic plant that lives near pine trees and feeds on tree roots …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pinesap — pine•sap [[t]ˈpaɪnˌsæp[/t]] n. pln any of several parasitic or saprophytic plants of the genus Monotropa, as the reddish M. hypopithys, and M. uniflora, the Indian pipe • Etymology: 1830–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • pinesap — noun fleshy tawny or reddish saprophytic herb resembling the Indian pipe and growing in woodland humus of eastern North America; in some classifications placed in a separate genus Hypopitys • Syn: ↑false beachdrops, ↑Monotropa hypopithys •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet pinesap — noun : a plant of the genus Monotropsis called also pygmy pipes; compare carolina beechdrops, indian pipe …   Useful english dictionary

  • Monotropa hypopitys — Pinesap Pine sap , n. (Bot.) A reddish fleshy herb of the genus {Monotropa} ({Monotropa hypopitys}), formerly thought to be parasitic on the roots of pine trees, but more probably saprophytic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Monotropa hypopitys — (Henry M. Jackson Wilderness, Washington) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

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