Indian turnip definition

  • adjective:
    • an American plant of the genus Arisæma. Arisæma triphyllum has a wrinkled farinaceous root resembling a small turnip, but with a very acrid juice. See Jack in the Pulpit, and Wake-robin.
  • noun:
    • common United states spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries

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