Definition of lords-and-ladies in English:

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lords-and-ladies

Pronunciation: /ˌlôrdzənˈlādēz/

noun

Another term for cuckoopint.
Example sentences
  • Arum italicum ‘Pictum’, a relative of the wild Arum maculatum, is probably more recognisable from its common names of lords and ladies or cuckoopint.
  • The other side of Oak Beck is a damp patch of sweet and sour - wild garlic, and growing through it, naturalised skunk cabbages that resemble giant lords and ladies but with a bright yellow sheath around the spike.
  • Cuckoo pint or Lords and Ladies grows in woodlands, hedges and ditches.

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Syllabification: lords-and-la·dies

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