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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 La·dy's slip·per n. Bot. Any orchidaceous plant of the genus Cypripedium, the labellum of which resembles a slipper.  Less commonly, in the United States, the garden balsam (Impatiens Balsamina).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pa·ti·ens prop. n.  Bot. A genus of plants, several species of which have very beautiful flowers; -- so called because the elastic capsules burst when touched, and scatter the seeds with considerable force.  Called also touch-me-not, jewelweed, and snapweed.  Impatiens Balsamina (sometimes called lady's slipper) is the common garden balsam.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 lady's slipper
      n : any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an
          inflated pouchlike lip; difficult or impossible to
          cultivate in the garden [syn: lady-slipper, ladies'
          slipper, slipper orchid]