noun plural but singular or plural in construction

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First Known Use of babies'-slippers

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for babies'-slippers

so called from the shape of the pods

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“Babies'-slippers.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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