- any orchid.
- any of various terrestrial orchids, especially of the genus Orchis, of temperate regions, having spikelike flowers.
- fringed orchis.
Origin of orchis
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Historical Examples of orchis
I often speculated how the caudicle of Orchis had been formed.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II
I went after an orchis, and then I saw some Solomon's seal; and oh!Heartsease
Charlotte M. Yonge
Doubtless, had Orchis been in the country, he would have aided him in this strait.
With much grief of heart, China Aster so informed Orchis' agent.
And did it not bring about what in effect was the enmity of Orchis?
- any terrestrial orchid of the N temperate genus Orchis, having fleshy tubers and spikes of typically pink flowers
- any of various temperate or tropical orchids of the genus Habenaria, such as the fringed orchis
Word Origin for orchis