[ twey-bleyd ]
/ ˈtweɪˌbleɪd /
any of various orchids, especially of the genera Listera and Liparis, characterized by two nearly opposite broad leaves.
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Words nearby twayblade
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British Dictionary definitions for twayblade
/ (ˈtweɪˌbleɪd) /
any terrestrial orchid of the genus Listera, having a basal pair of oval unstalked leaves arranged opposite each other
any of various other orchids with paired basal leaves
Word Origin for twayblade
C16: translation of Medieval Latin bifolium having two leaves, from obsolete tway two + blade
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