Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.