lady's slipper

noun

Definition of lady's slipper

  1. :  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

1597

First Known Use of lady's slipper

1597


LADY'S SLIPPER Defined for Kids

lady's slipper

noun
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lady slipper

Definition of lady's slipper for Students

  1. :  a North American wild orchid with flowers resembling a slipper


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