Slipper flower
Slipper Slip"per, n. 1. One who, or that which, slips. [1913 Webster]

2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe. [1913 Webster]

3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children. [1913 Webster]

4. A kind of brake or shoe for a wagon wheel. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mach.) A piece, usually a plate, applied to a sliding piece, to receive wear and afford a means of adjustment; -- also called {shoe}, and {gib}. [1913 Webster]

{Slipper animalcule} (Zo["o]l.), a ciliated infusorian of the genus {Paramecium}.

{Slipper flower}.(Bot.) Slipperwort.

{Slipper limpet}, or {Slipper shell} (Zo["o]l.), a boat shell. [1913 Webster]


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  • slipper flower — ▪ plant also called  pocketbook flower,  slipperwort , or  pouch flower   any of some 240 to 270 species of flowering plants native from Mexico to South America and named for their flowers pouchlike shape. They belong to the genus Calceolaria and …   Universalium

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  • Slipper — Slip per, n. 1. One who, or that which, slips. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children. [1913 Webster] 4. A kind of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slipper animalcule — Slipper Slip per, n. 1. One who, or that which, slips. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children. [1913 Webster] 4. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slipper limpet — Slipper Slip per, n. 1. One who, or that which, slips. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children. [1913 Webster] 4. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slipper shell — Slipper Slip per, n. 1. One who, or that which, slips. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children. [1913 Webster] 4. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slipper orchid — noun any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike lip; difficult or impossible to cultivate in the garden • Syn: ↑lady s slipper, ↑lady slipper, ↑ladies slipper • Hypernyms: ↑orchid, ↑orchidaceous plant • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flower — A flower, also known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). The biological function of a flower is to mediate the union of male sperm with… …   Wikipedia

  • slipper plant — noun any of several tropical American shrubby succulent plants resembling cacti but having foot shaped bracts • Syn: ↑slipper spurge • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Hyponyms: ↑candelilla, ↑Pedilanthus bracteatus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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