Definition of Red trillium

1. Noun. Trillium of northeastern United States with sessile leaves and red or purple flowers having a pungent odor.

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Red Trillium

red strawberry tongue
red supergiant
red supergiants
red sweat
red tag
red tape
red tea
red test
red thrombus
red tide
red tides
red tiger
red tigers
red top
red tops
red trillium (current term)
red under the bed
red underwing
red valerian
red velvet
red velvet cake
red velvet cakes
red velvets
red violet
red vision
red vitriol
red water
red week
red wiggler
red wigglers

Literary usage of Red trillium

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1905)
"(The red trillium is occasionally reported to sport in this way and the yellowish ... In regions where the red Trillium sessile and T. recurvatum grow, ..."

2. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"Among these are "red trillium," "purple trillium," "nose-bleed," and "red benjamins." The word "benjamin" appears to have been derived from benzoin through ..."

3. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"Flies and beetles carry the pollen for the red trillium, being attracted to it by its rank odor, which is very disagreeable to us but very agreeable to them ..."

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