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lords-and-ladies

[lawrdz-uh n-ley-deez] /ˈlɔrdz ənˈleɪ diz/
noun, plural lords-and-ladies.
1.
(used with a singular verb) cuckoopint.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60
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lords-and-ladies

noun
1.
(functioning as sing) another name for cuckoopint
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cuckoopint

(Arum maculatum), a tuberous herb of the arum family, order Arales, native to southern Europe and northern Africa. Like many other aroids, cuckoopint contains a bitter, sometimes poisonous sap; the red berries are particularly toxic. In England, where it is common in woods and hedgerows, it is also known as wake-robin.

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