[puht-ee-root, -roo t] /ˈpʌt iˌrut, -ˌrʊt/
an American orchid, Aplectrum hyemale, having a slender naked rootstock that produces a leafless stalk with a loose cluster of yellowish-brown flowers.
noun 1. an abrasive consisting chiefly of stannic oxide, used for polishing hard surfaces. noun 1. a powder, either tin oxide or tin and lead oxide, used for polishing glassware, metal, etc
[poo-too-mah-yaw] /ˌpu tuˈmɑ yɔ/ noun 1. a river in NW South America, flowing SE from S Colombia into the Amazon in NW Brazil. 900 miles (1450 km) long. /Spanish putuˈmajo/ noun 1. a river in NW South America, rising in S Colombia and flowing southeast as most of the border between Colombia and Peru, entering […]
[poo t-uhp] /ˈpʊtˌʌp/ adjective, Informal. 1. planned beforehand in a secret or crafty manner: a put-up job.
- Put-up job
noun phrase A prearranged matter; a contrived affair: The surprise award was a put-up job (1838+) A prearranged conspiracy, especially a crime such as a burglary. For example, The police suspected that the butler was in on it—it was a put-up job. This colloquial phrase was first recorded in 1810.