Definition of twayblade in English:
An orchid with a slender spike of greenish or brownish flowers and a single pair of broad leaves near the base.
- Genus Listera, family Orchidaceae: several species, including the Eurasian common twayblade (L. ovata)
- Less common species are meadow saxifrage, green-winged orchid, common twayblade and lesser butterfly-orchid.
- Surveys have found close to a thousand heart-leafed twayblades in the lower, wetter areas.
- The name twayblade refers to the pair of oval leaves (two blades) near the base of the plant.
Definition of twayblade in:
- US English dictionary
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