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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wake′-rob`in(n.)

  1. Category: Plants

    Ref: cuckoopint.

  2. any of various trilliums of E North American woods.

    Category: Plants

Origin of wake-robin:

1520–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trillium, wood lily, wake-robin(noun)

    any liliaceous plant of the genus Trillium having a whorl of three leaves at the top of the stem with a single three-petaled flower

  2. jack-in-the-pulpit, Indian turnip, wake-robin, Arisaema triphyllum, Arisaema atrorubens(noun)

    common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wake-robin(noun)

    any plant of the genus Arum, especially, in England, the cuckoopint (Arum maculatum)

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