pinedrops
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1857 1. a purplish-brown leafless saprophytic plant (Pterospora andromedea) of the wintergreen family with racemose drooping white flowers 2. beechdrops

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  • pinedrops — ☆ pinedrops [pīn′dräps΄ ] n. pl. pinedrops a purplish red, leafless plant (Pterospora andromedea) of the heath family, with white flowers: it is parasitic on the roots of pines …   English World dictionary

  • Pinedrops — Pine drops , n. (Bot.) A reddish herb ({Pterospora andromedea}) of the United States, found parasitic on the roots of pine trees. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pinedrops — Taxobox name = Pinedrops image width = 180px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Ericaceae genus = Pterospora genus authority = Nutt. species = P. andromedea binomial = Pterospora andromedea… …   Wikipedia

  • pinedrops — /puyn drops /, n., pl. pinedrops. 1. a slender, leafless, parasitic North American plant, Pterospora andromedea, having nodding white to red flowers, found growing under pines. 2. beechdrops. [1855 60, Amer.; PINE1 + DROP + S3] * * * …   Universalium

  • pinedrops — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun plural but singular or plural in construction 1. : a purplish brown leafless saprophytic plant (Pterospora andromedea) of the family Pyrolaceae with racemose drooping white flowers 2. : beechdrops * * * /puyn drops /, n., pl.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pinedrops — pine•drops [[t]ˈpaɪnˌdrɒps[/t]] n. pl. drops pln a slender, leafless parasitic North American plant, Pterospora andromedea, with nodding white to red flowers: grows under pines • Etymology: 1855–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Pterospora andromedea — Pinedrops Pine drops , n. (Bot.) A reddish herb ({Pterospora andromedea}) of the United States, found parasitic on the roots of pine trees. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Operation Arbor — Kernwaffentest Operation Arbor Nation Vereinigte Staaten  Vereinigte Staaten Testort Nevada Test Site Zeitraum 1973 1974 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pterospora andromedea — ID 68973 Symbol Key PTAN2 Common Name woodland pinedrops Family Monotropaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AZ, CA, CO, ID, MI, MT, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, SD, TX, UT, VT,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • List of Canadian plants by family M — Main page: List of Canadian plants by familyFamilies: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I J K | L | M | N | O | P Q | R | S | T | U V W | X Y Z Magnoliaceae * Liriodendron tulipifera tulip tree * Magnolia acuminata cucumber magnolia Malvaceae *… …   Wikipedia

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