an orchid; specif., any of a genus (Orchis) with small purplish or white flowers growing in spikes
Origin of orchisModern Latin ; from L, orchid ; from Gr, orchid, literally , testicle (; from Indo-European base an unverified form or?hi- from source Lithuanian aržùs, lustful): from the shape of the roots
Any of various temperate orchids of the genus Orchis and related genera, having yellow or purple, sometimes spotted flowers.
Origin of orchisLatin, orchid; see orchid.
- Any plant of the genus Orchis; an orchid
Latin, from á½„ÏÏ‡Î¹Ï‚ (orchis, “testicle, plant with tuber so shaped, in genus Orchis")