The definition of an orchid is a blooming plant with waxy leaves, or the flower of the plant used as a floral decoration.(noun)
See orchid in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < ModL Orchideae: so named (1751) by Carolus Linnaeus < *orchid-, mistaken as stem of L orchis: see orchis
See orchid in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From New Latin Orchideae, family name
Origin: , from Latin orchis, a kind of orchid
Origin: , from Greek orkhis, testicle, orchid (from the shape of its tubers).
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