Orchidaceous meaning

ôrkĭ-dāshəs
Suggesting an orchid flower in extravagance, exoticism, or luxuriant beauty.
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(botany) Of or pertaining to orchids.

In keeping with the orchidaceous theme of the wedding, the decorator draped the walls with lavenders and pinks.

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Of, relating to, or characteristic of the orchid family.
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Characterized by ostentatiousness; showy.

The fashion press regarded her red carpet attire with derision, calling it orchidaceous and overly designed.

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Origin of orchidaceous

  • From New Latin Orchidāceae family name from Latin orchis orchid orchid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition