Definition of Fairy-slipper

1. Noun. Rare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leaf.

Exact synonyms: Calypso, Calypso Bulbosa
Generic synonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fairy-slipper

fairness commission
fairweather friend
fairweather friends
fairy-ring mushroom
fairy-slipper (current term)
fairy armadillo
fairy bell
fairy bluebird
fairy bread
fairy cake
fairy chess
fairy circle
fairy cup
fairy dust
fairy floss
fairy fort

Literary usage of Fairy-slipper

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1. A Catalogue of the Allen A. Brown Collection of Books Relating to the Stage by Allen Augustus Brown (1919)
"**T-36.72 DECOMBE, FA [The fairy slipper.] Programme of the story, scenery, and dances, in the new grand ballet, in three acts, called The fairy slipper. ..."

2. Public School Methods (1921)
"... countesses, and gentlewomen, all tried it on; but, being a fairy slipper, it fitted nobody. Besides, nobody could produce its fellow-slipper, ..."

3. The Opera Goers' Complete Guide: Comprising Two Hundred and Sixty-eight by Leo Leop Melitz (1921)
"The fairy slipper fits her alone. Pandolphe joyfully embraces his daughter, and her stepmother, not to be outdone, greets her effusively, as "My daughter, ..."

4. The House and Home: A Practical Book by Lyman Abbott (1896)
"... a myth beloved of children and held in memory by their elders, with whom the fairy slipper has ever been a favorite device in boudoir and drawing-room. ..."

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