rattlesnake plantain love

rattlesnake plantain

Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various orchids of the genus Goodyera, having mottled or striped leaves and spikes of small whitish flowers.

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  • noun any of several small temperate and tropical orchids having mottled or striped leaves and spikes of small yellowish-white flowers in a twisted raceme

Etymologies

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

[From the resemblance of its leaves to a rattlesnake's skin.]

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