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moccasin flower

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noun
  1. the lady's-slipper.
  2. a cypripedium, Cypripedium acaule, of the U.S.
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Origin of moccasin flower

An Americanism dating back to 1670–80
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Historical Examples

  • Cypripedium acaule, moccasin-flower; ladies'-slipper; Venus's-slipper, 205.

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  • From a profusion of wild flowers I especially remark the moccasin-flower or stemless lady's-slipper.

  • The term "moccasin-flower" is applied more or less indiscriminately to all species.

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British Dictionary definitions for moccasin flower

moccasin flower

noun
  1. any of several North American orchids of the genus Cypripedium with a pink solitary flowerSee also lady's-slipper, cypripedium (def. 1)
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