Lady's tresses


noun, plural lady's-tresses. (used with a singular or plural verb)
any orchid of the genus Spiranthes, having spikes of small flowers.

1540–50 Unabridged
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lady's-tresses or ladies'-tresses
(functioning as singular or plural) any of various orchids of the genera Spiranthes or Goodyera, having spikes of small white fragrant flowers
ladies'-tresses or ladies'-tresses

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