Suggesting an orchid flower in extravagance, exoticism, or luxuriant beauty.
In keeping with the orchidaceous theme of the wedding, the decorator draped the walls with lavenders and pinks.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the orchid family.
Characterized by ostentatiousness; showy.
The fashion press regarded her red carpet attire with derision, calling it orchidaceous and overly designed.
Origin of orchidaceous
- From New Latin Orchidāceae family name from Latin orchis orchid orchid
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition