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Definition of 'skunk cabbage'


  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
       Synonyms: 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
       Synonyms: Lysichiton americanum

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