lady's slipper

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a lady's slipper of the genus Paphiopedilum

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lady's slipper (plural lady's slippers)

  1. An orchid of the subfamily Cypripedioideae, distinguished by their slipper-shaped pouches which trap insects to improve pollination rates.
  2. The type species of this subfamily, Cypripedium calceolus.

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