- belonging to the plant family Orchidaceae.
Compare orchid family.
Origin of orchidaceous
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The dark, damp wilderness is favorable to some of these orchidaceous plants, though they are too delicate for cultivation.The Maine Woods
Henry David Thoreau
Many of our orchidaceous plants absolutely require the visits of moths to remove their pollen-masses and thus to fertilise them.On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
Monsieur St. Leger, nettled, sent some dried flowers for a testimony; but the mind of the Orchidaceous public was made up.About Orchids
The tree trunks and branches were rich in symbiotic life, with ferns, lianas, and orchidaceous plants of many species.
Here and there the bright flowers of some orchidaceous plant ornamented their summits, or hung down from their boughs.In the Eastern Seas
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Orchidaceae, a family of flowering plants including the orchids
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