fairy-slipper


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Noun1.fairy-slipper - rare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leaffairy-slipper - rare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leaf
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
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My favorite, the delicate Fairy-Slipper, or Calypso Orchid, nods its fuchsia head.
The handsome Fairy-Slipper, or Calypso Orchid (pictured), is named for the sea nymph Calypso of Homer's Odyssey.