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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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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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