- any orchid of the genus Spiranthes, having spikes of small flowers.
Origin of lady's-tresses
First recorded in 1540–50
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- (functioning as singular or plural) any of various orchids of the genera Spiranthes or Goodyera, having spikes of small white fragrant flowers