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lady's-tresses

[ley-deez-tres-iz] /ˈleɪ dizˌtrɛs ɪz/
noun, plural lady's-tresses. (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
any orchid of the genus Spiranthes, having spikes of small flowers.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50
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lady's-tresses

noun
1.
(functioning as singular or pl) any of various orchids of the genera Spiranthes or Goodyera, having spikes of small white fragrant flowers
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