showy orchis


noun

a wild orchid, Orchis spectabilis, of eastern North America, having a spike of showy flowers, each with purple, pink, or white sepals and petals united into a galea and a white lip.

Nearby words

  1. showroom,
  2. showstopper,
  3. showtime,
  4. showy,
  5. showy crab apple,
  6. shoyu,
  7. shp,
  8. shpt,
  9. shpt.,
  10. shr.

Origin of showy orchis

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

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