Definition of ladies' tresses in English:

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ladies' tresses

(also lady's tresses)

plural noun

[usually treated as singular]
A short orchid with small white flowers arranged in a single or double spiral, growing chiefly in north temperate regions.
  • Genus Spiranthes (and Goodyera), family Orchidaceae: several species, including the slender ladies' tresses (S. gracilis) of North America.

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Syllabification: la·dies' tress·es

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