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Noun: purple trillium  'pur-pul 'tri-lee-um
  1. Trillium of eastern North America having malodorous pink to purple flowers and an astringent root used in folk medicine especially to ease childbirth
    - red trillium, birthroot, Trillium erectum

Derived forms: purple trilliums

Type of: trillium, wake-robin, wood lily

Encyclopedia: Purple trillium