may·ap·ple 'mā-.ap-əl n, often cap
1) a No. American herb of the genus Podophyllum (P. peltatum) having a poisonous rootstock and rootlets that are a source of the drug podophyllum
2) the yellow egg-shaped edible but often tasteless fruit of the mayapple

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  • mayapple — mayapple, may apple may apple . 1. North American herb ({Podophyllum peltatum}) with poisonous root stock and an edible though insipid egg shaped yellowish fruit; called also {wild mandrake}. Syn: May apple, wild mandrake, {Podophyllum peltatum} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mayapple — skydinis pėdlapis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raugerškinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Podophyllum peltatum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Podophyllum peltatum angl. American mandrake; mayapple; wild mandrake… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • mayapple — noun Etymology: May Date: circa 1733 a North American herb (Podophyllum peltatum) of the barberry family with a poisonous rootstock, one or two large lobed peltate leaves, and a single large white flower followed by a yellow egg shaped edible… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mayapple — May apple n. In both senses also called mandrake. 1. A rhizomatous plant (Podophyllum peltatum) of eastern North America, having a single, nodding white flower and oval yellow fruit. Although the pulp of the ripe fruit is edible, the roots,… …   Universalium

  • mayapple — noun a) A fruit bearing flowering plant with poisonous roots, native to eastern North America, taxonomic name . b) The fruit of the plant Podophyllum peltatum …   Wiktionary

  • mayapple — noun an American herbaceous plant of the barberry family, which bears a yellow egg shaped fruit in May. [Podophyllum peltatum.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • mayapple — noun North American herb with poisonous root stock and edible though insipid fruit • Syn: ↑May apple, ↑wild mandrake, ↑Podophyllum peltatum • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mayapple Press — is a small literary press started by poet and translator Judith Kerman in 1978. After a hiatus between 1982 and 1992, it became active again, publishing generally one to three titles a year until 2004, when the press became more active. For the… …   Wikipedia

  • mayapple and hallucinations —    The mayapple is also known as American mandrake. Both names refer to Podophyllum peltatum, a plant indigenous to North America. Somewhat confusingly, the mayapple is also referred to as mandrake, a name traditionally reserved for the plant… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Himalayan mayapple — himalajinis pėdlapis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raugerškinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Podophyllum hexandrum), paplitęs pietų ir rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Podophyllum hexandrum angl. Himalayan mayapple… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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