from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various rhizomatous orchids of the genus Goodyera, having mottled or striped leaves and spikes of small whitish flowers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an orchidaceous plant (Goodyera pubescens), with the leaves blotched and spotted with white.
- n. See under Plantain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several small temperate and tropical orchids having mottled or striped leaves and spikes of small yellowish-white flowers in a twisted raceme
From the resemblance of its leaves to a rattlesnake's skin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)