Orchis meaning

ôrkĭs
An orchid; specif., any of a genus (Orchis) with small purplish or white flowers growing in spikes.
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Any of various temperate orchids of the genus Orchis and related genera, having yellow or purple, sometimes spotted flowers.
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Any of various temperate orchids of the genus Orchis and related genera, having yellow or purple, sometimes spotted flowers.
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Any plant of the genus Orchis; an orchid.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Orchidaceae "” the orchids.
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Origin of orchis

  • Latin orchid orchid

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

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

    From Wiktionary