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Noun: skunk cabbage  skúngk ka-bij
  1. Deciduous perennial low-growing fetid swamp plant of eastern North America having minute flowers enclosed in a mottled greenish or purple cowl-shaped spathe
    - polecat weed, foetid pothos, Symplocarpus foetidus
  2. Clump-forming deciduous perennial swamp plant of western North America similar to Symplocarpus foetidus but having a yellow spathe
    - Lysichiton americanum

Derived forms: skunk cabbages

Type of: bog plant, marsh plant, swamp plant

Part of: genus Symplocarpus, Symplocarpus

Encyclopedia: Skunk cabbage