Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

twayblade

[twey-bleyd] /ˈtweɪˌbleɪd/
noun
1.
any of various orchids, especially of the genera Listera and Liparis, characterized by two nearly opposite broad leaves.
Origin of twayblade
1570-1580
1570-80; dial. tway (apocopated form of Old English twēgen twain) + blade
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for twayblade

twayblade

/ˈtweɪˌbleɪd/
noun
1.
any terrestrial orchid of the genus Listera, having a basal pair of oval unstalked leaves arranged opposite each other
2.
any of various other orchids with paired basal leaves
Word Origin
C16: translation of Medieval Latin bifolium having two leaves, from obsolete twaytwo + blade
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for twayblade

Word Value for twayblade

0
19
Scrabble Words With Friends