Twayblade Definition

twāblād
noun
Any of various native, soil-inhabiting orchids (esp. genera Listera and Liparis) having opposite, paired leaves.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • Listera ovata
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Other Word Forms of Twayblade

Noun

Singular:
twayblade
Plural:
twayblades

Origin of Twayblade

  • Obsolete tway two (short for Middle English twaine twain) blade (translation of Medieval Latin bifolium two-leaf)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of earlier twiblade as if tway + blade.

    From Wiktionary

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