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  1. the branch of botany or horticulture dealing with orchids.

Origin of orchidology

First recorded in 1880–85; orchido- + -logy

Other words from orchidology

  • or·chid·ol·o·gist, noun

Words Nearby orchidology

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How to use orchidology in a sentence

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

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

    About Orchids | Frederick Boyle
  • 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