rattlesnake plantain

noun

Definition of rattlesnake plantain 

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

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The team has even introduced one of them, the rattlesnake plantain, into experimental plots in the forest. Kimbra Cutlip, Smithsonian, "Why the Conservation of Orchids Is No Simple Matter," 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of rattlesnake plantain

1881, in the meaning defined above

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