rattlesnake plantain

noun

: any of a genus (Goodyera) of orchids with variegated leaves and small flowers in a twisted spike

Examples of rattlesnake plantain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The team has even introduced one of them, the rattlesnake plantain, into experimental plots in the forest. Kimbra Cutlip, Smithsonian, 28 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rattlesnake plantain was in 1881

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“Rattlesnake plantain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rattlesnake%20plantain. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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