Definition of Purple trillium

1. Noun. Trillium of eastern North America having malodorous pink to purple flowers and an astringent root used in folk medicine especially to ease childbirth.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purple Trillium

purple patch
purple patches
purple pea
purple poppy mallow
purple prose
purple rock brake
purple sage
purple sandpiper
purple sanicle
purple saxifrage
purple silkweed
purple state
purple strawberry guava
purple swamphen
purple swamphens
purple trillium (current term)
purple velvet plant
purple virgin's bower
purple willow
purple yam
purpled
purpleheart
purplehearts
purplely
purpleness
purpler
purples
purplest
purplewood
purplewoods

Literary usage of Purple trillium

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1. Studies of Plant Life in Canada: Wild Flowers, Flowering Shrubs, and Grasses by Catherine Parr Strickland Traill (1906)
"Gray and other botanical writers call this striking flower " purple trillium "; it should rather be called red, its hue being decidedly more red than purple ..."

2. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1907)
"Like the purple trillium (p. 7), it has deliberately adapted itself to please its benefactors, ... But the purple trillium has an additional advantage in ..."

3. Elementary Botany by George Francis Atkinson (1898)
"The purple trillium (T. erectum) shown in fig. 324 is very different from it. So are a number of others. But the purple trillium is a species. ..."

4. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1900)
"Like the purple trillium (p. 7), it has deliberately adapted itself to please its benefactors, ... But the purple trillium has an additional advantage in ..."

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