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|Noun||1.||genus Spiranthes - large cosmopolitan genus of white-flowered terrestrial orchids|
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Orchidaceae, orchid family, Orchidaceae - enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers
ladies' tresses, lady's tresses - an orchid of the genus Spiranthes having slender often twisted spikes of white flowers
screw augur, Spiranthes cernua - an orchid of the genus Spiranthes having tall erect densely flowered spiraling clusters of creamy white vanilla-scented flowers; widely distributed especially in low damp places of eastern and central North America
hooded ladies' tresses, Spiranthes romanzoffiana - orchid having dense clusters of gently spiraling creamy white flowers with 2 upper petals forming a hood; western North America