Any of various orchids of the genus Goodyera, having mottled or striped leaves and spikes of small whitish flowers.
Any of a genus (Goodyera) of small terrestrial orchids with spotted leaves and yellowish-white flower spikes.
Origin of rattlesnake-plantain
- From the resemblance of its leaves to a rattlesnake's skin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition