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moccasin flower

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noun

the lady's-slipper.
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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British Dictionary definitions for moccasin flower

moccasin flower

noun

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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