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deer's_tongue

deer's tongue

English

Noun

deer's tongue

  1. A plant native to the southeastern US, Trilisa odoratissima, whose fleshy leaves give out a fragrance resembling vanilla.
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  2. An unrelated plant native to the northwestern US and western Canada, Achlys triphylla, which also has a vanilla-like fragrance.