squirrel corn

noun
American plant with cream-colored flowers and tuberous roots resembling kernels of corn
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant

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noun
: a No. American herb (Dicentra canadensis) with delicate much-divided leaves and a scapose raceme of cream-colored flowers growing from a cluster of small tubers borne on the rootstock

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an American plant, Dicentra canadensis, of the fumitory family, having yellow roots resembling kernels of corn, finely dissected leaves, and clusters of drooping, heart-shaped, cream-colored flowers.
[1835-45, Amer.]

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squirrel corn,
an American herb of the fumitory family, having finely divided leaves, cream-colored, heart-shaped flowers, and small tubers which resemble kernels of corn.

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  • Squirrel corn — Squirrel Squir rel (skw[ e]r r[e^]l or skw[i^]r ; 277), n. [OE. squirel, OF. esquirel, escurel, F. [ e]cureuil, LL. squirelus, squirolus, scuriolus, dim. of L. sciurus, Gr. si oyros; skia shade + o yra tail. Cf. {Shine}, v. i.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squirrel corn — ☆ squirrel corn n. a delicate, E North American, woodland, spring wildflower (Dicentra canadensis) of the fumitory family, having racemes of whitish, spurred flowers …   English World dictionary

  • squirrel corn — an American plant, Dicentra canadensis, of the fumitory family, having yellow roots resembling kernels of corn, finely dissected leaves, and clusters of drooping, heart shaped, cream colored flowers. [1835 45, Amer.] * * * ▪ plant       (Dicentra …   Universalium

  • squirrel-corn — kanadinis auskarėlis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Žvirbliarūtinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Dicentra canadensis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dicentra canadensis angl. squirrel corn; turkey corn pranc.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • squirrel corn — squir·rel corn skwər( ə)l , chiefly Brit skwir əl n a poisonous No. American herb (Dicentra canadensis of the family Fumariaceae) from which bulbocapnine is obtained * * * turkey corn Dicentra canadensis …   Medical dictionary

  • squirrel corn — noun Date: 1843 a North American herb (Dicentra canadensis) of the fumitory family with much divided leaves and a scapose raceme of cream colored flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Squirrel — Squir rel (skw[ e]r r[e^]l or skw[i^]r ; 277), n. [OE. squirel, OF. esquirel, escurel, F. [ e]cureuil, LL. squirelus, squirolus, scuriolus, dim. of L. sciurus, Gr. si oyros; skia shade + o yra tail. Cf. {Shine}, v. i.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Squirrel grass — Squirrel Squir rel (skw[ e]r r[e^]l or skw[i^]r ; 277), n. [OE. squirel, OF. esquirel, escurel, F. [ e]cureuil, LL. squirelus, squirolus, scuriolus, dim. of L. sciurus, Gr. si oyros; skia shade + o yra tail. Cf. {Shine}, v. i.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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