lady's slipper

noun

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

Illustration of lady's slipper

Illustration of lady's slipper

First Known Use of lady's slipper

1597, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lady's slipper

Time Traveler for lady's slipper

Time Traveler

The first known use of lady's slipper was in 1597

See more words from the same year

Statistics for lady's slipper

Cite this Entry

“Lady's slipper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lady%27s%20slipper. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for lady's slipper

lady's slipper

noun
variants: or lady slipper

Kids Definition of lady's slipper

: a North American wild orchid with flowers resembling a slipper

More from Merriam-Webster on lady's slipper

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about lady's slipper

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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