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moccasin flower

the lady's-slipper.
a cypripedium, Cypripedium acaule, of the U.S.
Origin of moccasin flower
1670-80, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • From a profusion of wild flowers I especially remark the moccasin-flower or stemless lady's-slipper.

    Memories and Anecdotes Kate Sanborn
  • Cypripedium acaule, moccasin-flower; ladies'-slipper; Venus's-slipper, 205.

    My Studio Neighbors William Hamilton Gibson
  • The term "moccasin-flower" is applied more or less indiscriminately to all species.

    My Studio Neighbors William Hamilton Gibson
British Dictionary definitions for moccasin-flower

moccasin flower

any of several North American orchids of the genus Cypripedium with a pink solitary flower See also lady's-slipper, cypripedium (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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