slipper-orchid

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slipper-orchid

  1. a type of orchid; a lady's slipper
    • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 22
      In the taper-lit, perhaps pre-sixteeth-century room - a piece of Laughing and Triumphing needlework in the style of Rubens completely hid the walls - the capacious oval of the dinner-table, crowned by a monteith bowl filled with slipper-orchids, showed agreeably enough.
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