fairy-slipper fairy-slipper n. a rare north temperate bog orchid ({Calypso bulbosa}) bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above one basal leaf.

Syn: calypso, {Calypso bulbosa}. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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