ram-head lady-slipper

ram's-head lady's-slipper

[ramz-hed]
noun
a rare, slender-stemmed orchid, Cypripedium arietinum, of northeastern North America, that has crimson-streaked, whitish-lipped flowers with purple sepals and grows in moist soil.

Origin:
1865–70

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