moccasin flower


noun

the lady's-slipper.
a cypripedium, Cypripedium acaule, of the U.S.

Words nearby moccasin flower

Origin of moccasin flower

An Americanism dating back to 1670–80
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Examples from the Web for moccasin flower

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

    My Studio Neighbors|William Hamilton Gibson
  • The term "moccasin-flower" is applied more or less indiscriminately to all species.

    My Studio Neighbors|William Hamilton Gibson
  • From a profusion of wild flowers I especially remark the moccasin-flower or stemless lady's-slipper.

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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