Meaning of lady's-slipper

la•dy's-slip•per

Pronunciation: (lā'dēz-slip"ur), [key]
— n.
  1. any orchid of the genus Cypripedium, the flowers of which have a protruding petal somewhat resembling a slipper: all species are reduced in numbers, some greatly.
  2. any of several other related plants having similar flowers, as of the genera Paphiopedilum and Phragmipedium.
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