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rattlesnake plantain

noun
1.
any of several low, terrestrial orchids, as Goodyera repens, of northern temperate regions, having a basal rosette of leaves with white veins and a one-sided spike of white flowers.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for rattle snake plantain

rattlesnake plantain

noun
1.
any of various small temperate and tropical orchids of the genus Goodyera, having mottled or striped leaves and spikes of yellowish-white flowers
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