Definition of ladies' tresses

: any of a widely distributed genus (Spiranthes) of terrestrial orchids with slender often twisted spikes of white irregular flowers

First Known Use of ladies' tresses

1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ladies' tresses was in 1548

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“Ladies' tresses.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ladies'%20tresses. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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