twayblade

noun

tway·​blade ˈtwā-ˌblād How to pronounce twayblade (audio)
: any of various orchids (genera Listera and Liparis) often having two leaves

Word History

Etymology

English dialect tway two

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of twayblade was in 1578

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“Twayblade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twayblade. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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