slipper orchid
slipper orchid slipper orchid n. any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike lip; difficult or impossible to cultivate in the garden.

Syn: lady's slipper, lady's-slipper, lady-slipper. [WordNet 1.5]


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