snake mouth


noun, plural snakemouths [sneyk-mouthz] .

1810–20, Americanism; snake + mouth; so called because of the resemblance of the flower to a snake's open mouth Unabridged
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snakemouth (ˈsneɪkˌmaʊθ)
a terrestrial orchid, Pogonia ophioglossoides, of E North America, having solitary fragrant pinkish-purple flowers
[so called because of the alleged similarity between the shape of the flower and a snake's mouth]

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