Twayblade
Twayblade Tway"blade`, n. (Bot.) Any one of several orchidaceous plants which have only two leaves, as the species of {Listera} and of {Liparis}. [Written also {twyblade}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • twayblade — [twā′blād΄] n. [archaic tway, two (ME twei, var. of twene: see TWAIN) + BLADE] any of various native, soil inhabiting orchids (esp. genera Listera and Liparis) having opposite, paired leaves …   English World dictionary

  • twayblade — /tway blayd /, n. any of various orchids, esp. of the genera Listera and Liparis, characterized by two nearly opposite broad leaves. [1570 80; dial. tway (apocopated form of OE twegen TWAIN) + BLADE] * * * ▪ plant       any member of either of… …   Universalium

  • twayblade — noun Etymology: English dialect tway two Date: 1578 any of various orchids (genera Listera and Liparis) often having two leaves …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • twayblade — noun Any of several orchids, of the genera Lipara and Listera, that have a pair of basal leaves …   Wiktionary

  • twayblade — noun an orchid with a slender spike of greenish or brownish flowers and a single pair of broad leaves near the base. [Listera ovata and related species.] Origin C16: from tway (var. of twain) + blade, translating L. bifolium …   English new terms dictionary

  • twayblade — tway·blade …   English syllables

  • twayblade — tway•blade [[t]ˈtweɪˌbleɪd[/t]] n. pln any of various terrestrial orchids, esp. of the genera Listera and Liparis, having two nearly opposite broad leaves • Etymology: 1570–80; dial. tway (apocopated form of OE twēgen twain) +blade …   From formal English to slang

  • twayblade — n. any orchid of the genus Listera etc., with green or purple flowers and a single pair of leaves. Etymology: tway var. of TWAIN + BLADE …   Useful english dictionary

  • lesser twayblade — širdinė dviguonė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gegužraibinių šeimos augalas (Listera cordata), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Listera cordata angl. lesser twayblade vok. kleines Zweiblatt šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • common twayblade — kiaušininė dviguonė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gegužraibinių šeimos augalas (Listera ovata), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Listera ovata angl. common twayblade vok. großes Zweiblatt šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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