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ladies' tressesalso lady's tresses
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Any of various orchids of the genus Spiranthes, having a spike of small, usually white flowers arranged in a spiral.
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|Noun||1.||ladies' tresses - an orchid of the genus Spiranthes having slender often twisted spikes of white flowers|
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
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