Bot. shaped like a slipper, as the large, middle petal of an orchid
Origin of calceolatefrom Classical Latin calceolus (see calceolaria) + -ate
Shaped like a slipper, as the pouchlike petal of the flower of the lady's slipper.
Origin of calceolateFrom Latin calceolus diminutive of calceus shoe from calx calc- heel
(comparative more calceolate, superlative most calceolate)