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lady's-slipper

Syllabification: la·dy's-slip·per
(also lady's slipper)

Definition of lady's-slipper in English:

noun

An orchid of north temperate regions, the flower of which has a lip that is a conspicuous slipper-shaped pouch.
Example sentences
  • The North American pink lady's slipper orchid flowers during the springtime flight of the queen bumblebee.
  • Among the natural wonders that should be protected are stag beetles, and ramshorn snails; habitats including salt meadows and oak woods; and rare plants such as the lady's slipper orchid.
  • In early spring, the park is blanketed with wildflowers, including violets, may apples, spring beauties, and lady's slipper orchids.

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