babe-in-a-cradle

noun

a tall orchid, Epiblema grandiflorum, of SW Australia with lilac to mauve flowers

Nearby words

  1. babblingly,
  2. babcock test,
  3. babe,
  4. babe in arms,
  5. babe in the woods,
  6. babel,
  7. babel, tower of,
  8. babelic,
  9. babelicious,
  10. babelism

Word Origin for babe-in-a-cradle

named from a fancied resemblance of its column to a baby in a cradle

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