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orchid

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CIDE DICTIONARY

orchidn. [See Orchis.].
     Any plant of the order Orchidaceæ. See Orchidaceous.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

orchid, n.
1 any usu. epiphytic plant of the family Orchidaceae, bearing flowers in fantastic shapes and brilliant colours, usu. having one petal larger than the others and variously spurred, lobed, pouched, etc.
2 a flower of any of these plants.

Derivative
orchidaceous adj. orchidist n. orchidology n.
Etymology
mod.L Orchid(ac)eae irreg. f. L orchis: see ORCHIS

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