Definition of Ram's-head
1. Noun. Orchid of northern North America having a brownish-green flower and red-and-white lip suggestive of a ram's head.
Generic synonyms: Ladies' Slipper, Lady's Slipper, Lady-slipper, Slipper Orchid
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Literary usage of Ram's-head
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. George Morland: A Biographical Essay by James Thomas Herbert Baily (1906)
"... SKETCH OF A RAM S HEAD. BY G. MORLAND. (Collection of Sir Charles S. Hamilton. ... RAM S HEAD ..."
2. The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by John Timbs (1868)
"In all the departments already named were numerous examples of the ram-s-head or chick pea. It will be found marked " Pot-s Chiche. ..."
3. London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1894)
"In the centre is a colossal ram,s head 'from Karnak. To the right and left are sitting figures of King Ameno- pbis III., in black granite, from Thebes. ..."
4. Catalogue of Greek Coins by British Museum Dept. of Coins and Medals, Barclay Vincent Head, Percy Gardner (1877)
"... orna- with back, and arm ending mented curly. with beads ; hair in ram s head ; upon the front leg of the throne is a small sphinx, ..."
5. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1911)
"The Ram.s Head, therefore, has well been characterized as the "connecting link" between Cypripedium and other genera of the Orchis Family. ..."