Definition of Lady-slipper
1. Noun. Any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike lip; difficult or impossible to cultivate in the garden.
Generic synonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant
Group relationships: Cypripedium, Genus Cypripedium
Specialized synonyms: Cypripedium Acaule, Moccasin Flower, Nerveroot, Common Lady's-slipper, Cypripedium Album, Cypripedium Reginae, Showy Lady Slipper, Showy Lady's-slipper, Cypripedium Arietinum, Ram's-head, Ram's-head Lady's Slipper, Cypripedium Calceolus, Cypripedium Parviflorum, Yellow Lady's Slipper, Yellow Lady-slipper, California Lady's Slipper, Cypripedium Californicum, Clustered Lady's Slipper, Cypripedium Fasciculatum, Cypripedium Montanum, Mountain Lady's Slipper
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Literary usage of Lady-slipper
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Dial edited by Francis Fisher Browne (1904)
"In Mies Grace Gray lock Niles's book, " Bog-trotting for Orchids," the colored plates depicting the larger orchids, — the lady's-slipper, pogonia, ..."
2. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"The pink moccasin flower, also called the stemless lady's slipper (C. ... There are but two leaves on the stemless lady's slipper; they arise from the base ..."
3. Glacier National Park: Its Trails and Treasures by Mathilde Edith Holtz, Katharine Isabel Bemis (1917)
"In the odorous woods, where the sunlight filters through interlacing branches, the lady's slipper and clematis hold us with their colour. ..."
4. Our Country Home: How We Transformed a Wisconsin Woodland by Frances Kinsley Hutchinson (1908)
"... By the middle of May the yellow lady's-slipper is nodding by the woodsy path and lighting up the little hollow where later on the mandrakes hide under ..."