Words nearby orchido-
WORDS THAT USE ORCHIDO-
What does orchido- mean?
Orchido- comes from the Greek órchis, meaning “testicle.” How did the Greek word for testicle give rise to the name of a type of beautiful flower? Well, the roots of orchids were thought to resemble testicles. Learn more at our entry for orchis.
What are variants of orchido-?
Examples of orchido-
One example of a term from botany that features the combining form orchido- is orchidology, meaning “the branch of botany or horticulture dealing with orchids.”
Orchido- means “orchid” in botany, as we’ve noted. The combining form –logy may be familiar from terms like biology; it is used to name sciences or bodies of knowledge. Orchidology literally translates to “the study of orchids.”
What are some words that use the combining form orchido-?
What are some other forms that orchido- may be commonly confused with?
The word orchestra, despite beginning with the letters orch-, is not related to the combining form orchido-. Learn more about the Greek origins of this musical term at our entry for the word.