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cypripedium

[sip-ruh-pee-dee-uh m] /ˌsɪp rəˈpi di əm/
noun
1.
any orchid of the genus Cypripedium, comprising the lady's-slippers.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin Cypri(a) Venus + -pedi- -ped + -um neuter ending
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cypripedium

/ˌsɪprɪˈpiːdɪəm/
noun
1.
any orchid of the genus Cypripedium, having large flowers with an inflated pouchlike lip See also lady's-slipper
2.
any cultivated tropical orchid of the genus Paphiopedilum, having yellow, green, or brownish-purple waxy flowers
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Latin Cypria the Cyprian, that is, Venus + pēs foot (that is, Venus' slipper)
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