[puh-goh-nee-uh, -gohn-yuh]

Origin of pogonia

< New Latin < Greek pōgōníās bearded (with reference to the lip which is frequently fringed)
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Examples from the Web for pogonia

Historical Examples of pogonia

  • Such a happening came to me the day when I first found the rose pogonia (Pogonia ophioglossoides).

    Everyday Adventures

    Samuel Scoville

  • And so did calopogon, pogonia, spiranthes, and many other fine plant people that lived in our meadow.

  • One example will suffice for present illustration—the sweet-pogonia or grass-pink of our sedgy swamps (Pogonia ophioglossoides).

    My Studio Neighbors

    William Hamilton Gibson

British Dictionary definitions for pogonia


  1. any orchid of the chiefly American genus Pogonia, esp the snakesmouth, having pink or white fragrant flowers

Word Origin for pogonia

C19: New Latin, from Greek pōgōnias bearded, from pōgōn a beard
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