lady's slipper


Definition of lady's slipper

: any of several North American temperate-zone orchids (as of the genus Cypripedium) having flowers whose shape suggests a slipper

called also lady slipper

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First Known Use of lady's slipper

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Lady's slipper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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variants: or lady slipper

Kids Definition of lady's slipper

: a North American wild orchid with flowers resembling a slipper

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