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Any of various orchids of the genus Goodyera, having mottled or striped leaves and spikes of small whitish flowers.
[From the resemblance of its leaves to a rattlesnake's skin.]
(Plants) any of various small temperate and tropical orchids of the genus Goodyera, having mottled or striped leaves and spikes of yellowish-white flowers
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|Noun||1.||rattlesnake plantain - any of several small temperate and tropical orchids having mottled or striped leaves and spikes of small yellowish-white flowers in a twisted raceme|
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors