orchidology

[awr-ki-dol-uh-jee]

Origin of orchidology

First recorded in 1880–85; orchido- + -logy
Related formsor·chid·ol·o·gist, noun
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Examples from the Web for orchidology

Historical Examples of orchidology

  • 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

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

    The Woodlands Orchids

    Frederick Boyle

  • Mr. Sander of St. Albans preserves an interesting relic, the only one as yet connected with the science of orchidology.

    About Orchids

    Frederick Boyle