/ (ˈkʊktaʊn) /
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a purple Australian orchid, Dendrobium bigibbum, found in Queensland, of which it is the floral emblem
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Word Origin for Cooktown orchid
named after Cooktown, a coastal town in NE Queensland
Words nearby Cooktown orchid
cookstove, Cookstown, Cook Strait, cook the books, cooktop, Cooktown orchid, cook up, cookware, cook with gas, cool, coolabah
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