American valerian


Definition of American valerian

: any of several American species of Cypripedium

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of American valerian

1824, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about American valerian

Time Traveler for American valerian

Time Traveler

The first known use of American valerian was in 1824

See more words from the same year

Statistics for American valerian

Cite this Entry

“American valerian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

Comments on American valerian

What made you want to look up American valerian? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Obscure Shapes

  • a pile of three dimensional shapes in green
  • Something that is ooid is shaped like:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!