Orchis Definition

ôrkĭs
noun
An orchid; specif., any of a genus (Orchis) with small purplish or white flowers growing in spikes.
Webster's New World
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pronoun

A taxonomic genus within the family Orchidaceae "” the orchids.

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Other Word Forms of Orchis

Noun

Singular:
orchis
Plural:
orchises

Origin of Orchis

  • Latin, from ὄρχις (orchis, “testicle, plant with tuber so shaped, in genus Orchis")

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin orchid orchid

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

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