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adder's-mouth

[ad-erz-mouth] /ˈæd ərzˌmaʊθ/
noun, plural adder's-mouths
[ad-erz-mouth z, -mouths] /ˈæd ərzˌmaʊðz, -ˌmaʊθs/ (Show IPA)
1.
any of several North American, terrestrial orchids of the genus Malaxis, having tiny white or greenish flowers.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for adder's-mouth

adder's-mouth

noun
1.
any of various orchids of the genus Malaxis that occur in all parts of the world except Australia and New Zealand and have small usually greenish flowers See also bog orchid
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