slipperwort


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slipperwort

(ˈslɪpəˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) another name for calceolaria
[C19: so called because of the slipper-like shape of the flower]
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Noun1.slipperwort - any garden plant of the genus Calceolaria having flowers with large inflated slipper-shaped lower lipslipperwort - any garden plant of the genus Calceolaria having flowers with large inflated slipper-shaped lower lip
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Calceolaria - large genus of tropical American herbs and shrubs with showy cymose flowers
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The flowers are something of a curiosity ( rounded and pouch-shaped ( giving rise to nicknames such as pouch flower, slipperwort and slipper flower.