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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as lady's slipper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See lady's-slipper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike lip; difficult or impossible to cultivate in the garden

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Examples

  • Our deciduous evergreens tamaracks, also called larch and hackmatack are filling in with fresh bright needles, some white water-flower was blooming spikes out in the bog, and white lady-slipper orchids bloomed right at the edge of the road.

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  • Here is the haunt of the lady-slipper, (_cypripedium_,) a shy, rare flower, like a little sack delicately veined, with a faint musky scent, and large-flapped leaves shading its flower.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 27, January, 1860

  • A little later, the crimson lady-slipper loves to spring up in pine clearings, around the base of the wood-piles which the cutters have stacked in the winter to season.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 27, January, 1860

  • A tiny crimson rose was creeping about in every place, while the large pink rose, which grew so rank, was clinging to an old wall and in full blossom; and many other varieties of crimson, white, yellow, and scarlet roses grow here without care; the morning-glory and honey-suckle are wild flowers here; the sweet-william, the lady-slipper, and all the flowers that we cultivate in summer, appear here to be spontaneous productions of nature.

    Mexico and its Religion With Incidents of Travel in That Country During Parts of the Years 1851-52-53-54, and Historical Notices of Events Connected With Places Visited

  • About its roots you may find the lady-slipper and the dog-tooth violet, each in its season.

    Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885

  • _Boltenia_, the scientists call them, tall, queer-shaped things; a stalk six to eight inches in length, with a knob or oblong bulb-like body at the summit, looking exactly like the flower of a lady-slipper orchid and as delicately coloured.

    The Log of the Sun A Chronicle of Nature's Year

  • You will know where to find the yellow violet, and the wake-robin, and the pink lady-slipper, and the scarlet sage, and the fringed gentian.

    The Blue Flower

  • The small yellow, the large yellow, and the showy lady-slipper have also been found here, but they are all becoming more rare.

    Rural Hours

  • Another interesting plant that grows there is the lady-slipper orchid, which is the flashiest wild orchid that grows in Ohio.

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  • It is why she wanted the lady-slipper flowers in the painting to be

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