purple-fringed orchid

[ pur-puh l-frinjd ]
/ ˈpɜr pəlˌfrɪndʒd /

noun

either of two orchids, Habenaria fimbriata or H. psycodes, of eastern North America, having a cluster of fragrant purple flowers with a fringed lip.

Nearby words

  1. purple prose,
  2. purple sage,
  3. purple sandpiper,
  4. purple shore crab,
  5. purple trillium,
  6. purpleheart,
  7. purplish,
  8. purport,
  9. purported,
  10. purportedly

Also called purple-fringed orchis.

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British Dictionary definitions for purple-fringed orchid

purple-fringed orchid

purple-fringed orchis

noun

either of two North American orchids, Habenaria psychodes or H. fimbriata, having purple fringed flowers
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