yellow lady's-slipper


noun

a showy orchid, Cypripedium calceolus, of eastern North America, having purple-tinged yellow flowers with an inflated lip petal.

Nearby words

  1. yellow jack,
  2. yellow jacket,
  3. yellow jasmine,
  4. yellow jersey,
  5. yellow journalism,
  6. yellow lead ore,
  7. yellow light,
  8. yellow line,
  9. yellow locust,
  10. yellow mandarin

Origin of yellow lady's-slipper

An Americanism dating back to 1730–40

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