any of several tropical American plants belonging to the genus Calceolaria, of the figwort family, having opposite or whorled leaves and slipper-shaped flowers.
another name for calceolaria
adjective, slipperier, slipperiest. 1. tending or liable to cause slipping or sliding, as ice, oil, a wet surface, etc.: a slippery road. 2. tending to slip from the hold or grasp or from position: a slippery rope. 3. likely to slip away or escape: slippery prospects. 4. not to be depended on; fickle; shifty, tricky, […]
- Slippery as an eel
Elusive, devious, as in When it comes to talking about his investments, Jim’s slippery as an eel. This simile, first recorded about 1412, alludes to the eel’s skin, which has tiny scales and is quite slippery when wet.
noun 1. a wrasse, Halichoeres bivittatus, inhabiting tropical regions of the Atlantic Ocean.
- Slippery dip
noun 1. (Austral, informal) a long slide at a playground or funfair