addersmouth

adder's-mouth

[ad-erz-mouth]
noun, plural adder's-mouths [ad-erz-mouthz, -mouths] .
1.
any of several North American, terrestrial orchids of the genus Malaxis, having tiny white or greenish flowers.

Origin:
1830–40, Americanism

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adder's-mouth
 
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See also bog orchid 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

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