Definition of cypripedium in English:


Syllabification: cyp·ri·pe·di·um
Pronunciation: /ˌsiprəˈpēdēəm

noun (plural cypripediums)

  • An orchid of a genus that comprises the lady’s slippers.
    • Genus Cypripedium, family Orchidaceae
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    • Falling in love with hybrid cypripediums has been shown to be dangerous for your fiscal well-being.
    • In 1940 she acquired 25 hybrid cypripediums from England to save them from the war.
    • They are similar to our native Ohio cypripediums and you may consider the paphiopedilums to be the tropical cousins to the cypripediums.


modern Latin, from Greek Kupris 'Aphrodite' + pedilon 'slipper'.

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