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Meaning of nodding trillium

nod'ding tril'lium

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a hardy plant, Trillium cernuum, of the lily family, of the eastern coast of North America, having wavy-petalled, white or pinkish flowers on short, recurved stalks hanging beneath the three whorled leaves.
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