An example of an orchid is the yellow bloom known as a Dancing Lady orchid.
An example of an orchid is the pink plant used as a corsage for a prom date.
Origin of orchid
- From New Latin Orchideae family name from New Latin orchis, orchid- orchid from Latin orchis a kind of orchid from Greek orkhis testicle, orchid (from the shape of its tubers)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition