wake-robin


wake-robin
/wayk"rob'in/, n.
1. the cuckoopint.
2. any of various plants belonging to the genus Trillium, native to eastern North America, of the lily family, as T. erectum, having rank-smelling purple, yellow, or white flowers.
[1520-30]

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Universalium. 2010.

Synonyms:
(Trillium cernuum)


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  • wake-robin — [wāk′räb΄in] n. ☆ 1. TRILLIUM 2. Brit. any of several arums, esp. the cuckoopint …   English World dictionary

  • wake-robin — noun 1. common American spring flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries • Syn: ↑jack in the pulpit, ↑Indian turnip, ↑Arisaema triphyllum,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wake-robin — wake′ rob in n. 1) pln cuckoopint 2) pln any of various trilliums of E North American woods • Etymology: 1520–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • wake-robin — noun Date: circa 1530 1. trillium 2. jack in the pulpit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wake-robin — noun 1》 Brit. another term for cuckoo pint. 2》 N. Amer. another term for trillium …   English new terms dictionary

  • wake-robin — n. Nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • wake-robin — /ˈweɪk rɒbən/ (say wayk robuhn) noun 1. → cuckoopint. 2. any of various other arums or other genera of the family Araceae. 3. any of various plants of North America of the genus Trillium, as T. erectum, a species with ill scented purple, pink, or …   Australian English dictionary

  • early wake-robin — noun a low perennial white flowered trillium found in the southeastern United States • Syn: ↑dwarf white trillium, ↑snow trillium • Hypernyms: ↑trillium, ↑wood lily, ↑wake robin * * * noun : a low perennial white flowered …   Useful english dictionary


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