a low, fetid, broad-leaved North American plant, Symplocarpus foetidus, of the arum family, having a brownish-purple and green mottled spathe surrounding a stout spadix, growing in moist ground.
a related plant, Lysichiton americanum, of western North America, having a cluster of green leaves and a spike of flowers surrounded by a yellow spathe.
skunk cabbage
a low-growing fetid aroid swamp plant, Symplocarpus foetidus of E North America, having broad leaves and minute flowers enclosed in a mottled greenish or purple spathe
a similar aroid plant, Lysichitum americanum, of the W coast of North America and N Asia


Read Also:

  • Skunked

    noun, plural skunks (especially collectively) skunk. 1. a small North American mammal, Mephitis mephitis, of the weasel family, having a black coat with a white, V -shaped stripe on the back, and ejecting a fetid odor when alarmed or attacked. 2. any of several related or similar animals. Compare hog-nosed skunk, spotted skunk. 3. Informal. […]

  • Skunk eye

    noun See stink eye

  • Skunk-river

    noun 1. a river in central Iowa, flowing SE to the Mississippi River. 264 miles (425 km) long.

  • Skunk someone out of something

    skunk someone out of something

Disclaimer: Skunk-cabbage definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.