Orchidaceous Definition

ôrkĭ-dāshəs
adjective
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the orchid family.
American Heritage
Suggesting an orchid flower in extravagance, exoticism, or luxuriant beauty.
American Heritage
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

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