lady's tresses

/leɪdiz ˈtrɛsəz/ (say laydeez 'tresuhz)

noun
any of several species of orchid with erect twisted spikes of small flowers belonging to the genus Spiranthes, as S. sinensis.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • lady's-tresses — [lād′ēztres΄iz] n. LADIES TRESSES …   English World dictionary

  • lady’s tresses — ● lady …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady's-tresses — /lay deez tres iz/, n., pl. lady s tresses. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) any orchid of the genus Spiranthes, having spikes of small flowers. [1540 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • lady's-tresses — /lay deez tres iz/, n., pl. lady s tresses. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) any orchid of the genus Spiranthes, having spikes of small flowers. [1540 50] …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady's tresses — noun an orchid of the genus Spiranthes having slender often twisted spikes of white flowers • Syn: ↑ladies tresses • Hypernyms: ↑orchid, ↑orchidaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑screw augur, ↑Spiranthes cernua …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady's tresses — plural noun [usu. treated as sing.] a short orchid with small white flowers. [Genus Spiranthes.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • creeping Lady's-tresses — šliaužiančioji sidabriukė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gegužraibinių šeimos augalas (Goodyera repens), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Goodyera repens angl. creeping Lady s tresses vok. kriechendes… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lady'stresses — lady s tresses pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Variant of ladies tresses. * * * …   Universalium

  • Lady — n. (pl. ies) 1 a a woman regarded as being of superior social status or as having the refined manners associated with this (cf. GENTLEMAN). b (Lady) a title used by peeresses, female relatives of peers, the wives and widows of knights, etc. 2… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lady — n. (pl. ies) 1 a a woman regarded as being of superior social status or as having the refined manners associated with this (cf. GENTLEMAN). b (Lady) a title used by peeresses, female relatives of peers, the wives and widows of knights, etc. 2… …   Useful english dictionary

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