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ladies' tresses


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

  • Any of various orchids of the genus Spiranthes, having a spike or raceme of small flowers usually arranged in a spiral.

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

  • n. an orchid of the genus Spiranthes having slender often twisted spikes of white flowers


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