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cyp·ri·pe·di·um

 (sĭp′rĭ-pē′dē-əm)
n.
Any of various orchids of the genus Cypripedium of northern temperate regions, such as the lady's slipper.

[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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cypripedium

(ˌsɪprɪˈpiːdɪəm)
n
1. (Plants) any orchid of the genus Cypripedium, having large flowers with an inflated pouchlike lip. See also lady's-slipper
2. (Plants) any cultivated tropical orchid of the genus Paphiopedilum, having yellow, green, or brownish-purple waxy flowers
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin Cypria the Cyprian, that is, Venus + pēs foot (that is, Venus' slipper)]
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cyp•ri•pe•di•um

(ˌsɪp rəˈpi di əm)

n.
any orchid of the genus Cypripedium, comprising the lady's-slippers.
[1765–75; < New Latin, = Latin Cypri(a) Venus + ped-, s. of pēs foot + -ium -ium2]
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Noun1.cypripedium - genus of chiefly American perennial leafy-stemmed orchids: lady's slippersCypripedium - genus of chiefly American perennial leafy-stemmed orchids: lady's slippers; sometimes includes species of genus Paphiopedilum
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
cypripedia - a plant or flower of the genus Cypripedium
ladies' slipper, lady's slipper, lady-slipper, slipper orchid - any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike lip; difficult or impossible to cultivate in the garden
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calceolus) have the same category of protection, and two more species are added in the List of Wild Species in Regime of Special Protection, Orchis provincialis Balb.
Un enghraifft glasurol o hyn ydi esgid Fair (Cypripedium calceolus) - y 'lady's slipper' yn Saesneg.
The orchids are closely related to one of the UK's rarest flowers - another variety of The Lady's Slipper with the botanical name Cypripedium calceolus.
Their botanical name also describes their shape, coming from calceolus, Latin for a slipper.
For the woodland areas of the garden, his choices include the yellow lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus var.
Plants considered rare in Montana, such as Cypripedium calceolus, Gentianopsis macounii, and Scirpus pumilus (Lesica and Shelly, 1991), are among those that occur mainly on hummocks (P.