hooded ladies' tresses

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Definition of hooded ladies' tresses

: a native orchid (Spiranthes romanzoffiana) that is widely distributed in northern North America and occurs occasionally in Ireland and eastern Asia and that has spikes of small creamy or straw-colored almond-scented flowers with sepals and petals partly fused into an upward arching hood

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“Hooded ladies' tresses.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hooded%20ladies%27%20tresses. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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