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orchidology

[awr-ki-dol-uh-jee] /ˌɔr kɪˈdɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of botany or horticulture dealing with orchids.
Origin of orchidology
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; orchido- + -logy
Related forms
orchidologist, noun
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  • Savants and professionals have kept the delights of orchidology to themselves as yet.

    About Orchids Frederick Boyle
  • I could make out a startling list of the martyrs of orchidology.

    About Orchids Frederick Boyle
  • On the roll of martyrs to orchidology, Mr. Pearce stands high.

    About Orchids Frederick Boyle
  • This brief and vague description may suffice for readers who take more interest in romance than in orchidology.

    The Woodlands Orchids Frederick Boyle
  • Mr. Sander of St. Albans preserves an interesting relic, the only one as yet connected with the science of orchidology.

    About Orchids Frederick Boyle
  • And here is a new Brassia just named by the pontiff of orchidology, Professor Reichenbach.

    About Orchids Frederick Boyle

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