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|Noun||1.||genus Cleistes - terrestrial orchids of North and South America having slender fibrous roots; allied to genus Pogonia|
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Orchidaceae, orchid family, Orchidaceae - enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers
Cleistes divaricata, funnel-crest rosebud orchid, Pogonia divaricata, spreading pogonia - orchid of northeastern United States with magenta-pink flowers having funnel-shaped lip; sometimes placed in genus Pogonia