Venus's shoe

Venus's shoe
noun
any of various orchids of the genus Paphiopedilum having slender flower stalks bearing 1 to several waxy flowers with pouchlike lips
Hypernyms: ↑orchid, ↑orchidaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Paphiopedilum, ↑genus Paphiopedilum

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