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lady's slipperalso la·dy-slip·per (lā′dē-slĭp′ər)
Any of various orchids of the subfamily Cypripedioideae and especially the genus Cypripedium, having showy flowers with the lip modified into a slipperlike pouch. Also called moccasin flower.
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|Noun||1.||lady's slipper - any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike lip; difficult or impossible to cultivate in the garden|
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
Cypripedium, genus Cypripedium - genus of chiefly American perennial leafy-stemmed orchids: lady's slippers; sometimes includes species of genus Paphiopedilum
Cypripedium acaule, moccasin flower, nerveroot - once common rose pink woodland orchid of eastern North America
common lady's-slipper, Cypripedium album, Cypripedium reginae, showy lady slipper, showy lady's-slipper - pale pink wild orchid of northeastern America having an inflated pouchlike lip
Cypripedium arietinum, ram's-head, ram's-head lady's slipper - orchid of northern North America having a brownish-green flower and red-and-white lip suggestive of a ram's head
Cypripedium calceolus, Cypripedium parviflorum, yellow lady's slipper, yellow lady-slipper - maroon to purple-brown orchid with yellow lip; Europe, North America and Japan
California lady's slipper, Cypripedium californicum - often having many yellow-green orchids with white pouches growing along streams and seeps of southwestern Oregon and northern California
clustered lady's slipper, Cypripedium fasciculatum - clusters of several short stems each having 2 broad leaves and 2-4 drooping brownish to greenish flowers with pouches mottled with purple; British Columbia to central California and northern Colorado
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