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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various orchids of the genus Cypripedium of northern temperate regions, such as the lady's slipper.

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  • noun Any member of the orchid genus Cypripedium.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Cypripedium, genus name : Late Latin Cypris, Venus (from Greek Kupris, Aphrodite, from Kupros, Cyprus, legendary birthplace of Aphrodite) + New Latin -pedium (alteration of Greek pedilon, sandal; see ped- in Indo-European roots).]

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From the genus name.

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