What does lady-slipper mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term lady-slipper:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lady's slipper, lady-slipper, ladies' slipper, slipper orchid(noun)

    any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike lip; difficult or impossible to cultivate in the garden


  1. lady-slipper

    Lady-slipper, also known as Lady's Slipper, is a common name for a variety of plant species in the orchid family (Orchidaceae), especially those from the subfamily Cypripedioidea. This group of plants is characterized by their slipper-shaped pouches (modified petal), which function by trapping insects so that they are forced to climb up past the staminode, behind which they collect or deposit pollinia, thus fertilizing the flower. The name "lady-slipper" is a reference to the unique shape of the modified petal.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lady-slipper in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lady-slipper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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