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

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

Dictionary Entries Near lady's slipper

lady's-purse

lady's slipper

lady's-smock

See More Nearby Entries 

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 8 Aug. 2022.

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

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

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

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!