noun 1. the female head of a household (usually preceded by the).
noun 1. French La Dame aux Camélias. a novel (1848) and play (1852) by Alexandre Dumas fils.
[ley-dee-uh v-th uh-nahyt] /ˈleɪ di əv ðəˈnaɪt/ noun, plural ladies-of-the-night. 1. a tropical American shrub, Brunfelsia americana, of the nightshade family, having berrylike yellow fruit and fragrant white flowers.
- Lady orchid
noun 1. a tall graceful orchid, Orchis purpurea, with faintly scented purple-brown and green flowers with a pinkish or white lip