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slipperwort

[slip-er-wurt, -wawrt]
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noun
  1. any of several tropical American plants belonging to the genus Calceolaria, of the figwort family, having opposite or whorled leaves and slipper-shaped flowers.
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Origin of slipperwort

First recorded in 1810–20; slipper1 + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for slipperwort

slipperwort

noun
  1. another name for calceolaria
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Word Origin

C19: so called because of the slipper-like shape of the flower
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