lady orchid

noun

a tall graceful orchid, Orchis purpurea, with faintly scented purple-brown and green flowers with a pinkish or white lip

Nearby words

  1. lady of the camellias, the,
  2. lady of the evening,
  3. lady of the house,
  4. lady of the lake,
  5. lady of the lake, the,
  6. lady palm,
  7. lady washington geranium,
  8. lady windermere's fan,
  9. lady's bedstraw,
  10. lady's finger

Word Origin for lady orchid

C19: named from a fancied resemblance to a lady in regency dress and bonnet

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