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bee orchid

noun
  1. a European orchid, Ophrys apifera, whose flower resembles a bumble bee in shape and colour
  2. any of several other orchids with beelike flowers
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  • He leaned forward and took her hand which was idly playing with a bee-orchid she had plucked.

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    Anna Miller Costantini