[ pur-puh l-frinjd ]
/ ˈpɜr pəlˌfrɪndʒd /
either of two orchids, Habenaria fimbriata or H. psycodes, of eastern North America, having a cluster of fragrant purple flowers with a fringed lip.
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- purple prose,
- purple sage,
- purple sandpiper,
- purple shore crab,
- purple trillium,
Also called purple-fringed orchis.
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either of two North American orchids, Habenaria psychodes or H. fimbriata, having purple fringed flowers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012