Meaning of INDIAN PIPE in English



Usage: usually capitalized I

Etymology: indian (II) 2; perhaps from the use of its pithy stems by American Indians for the stems of tobacco pipes

: a leafless saprophytic herb ( Monotropa uniflora ) native to Asia and the United States that is waxy white and turns black in drying and has a solitary nodding flower that becomes erect in fruit ; broadly : sweet pinesap

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Indian pipe


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