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or·chid

 (ôr′kĭd)
n.
1.
a. A member of the orchid family.
b. A flower of one of these plants, especially a cultivated species.
2. A pale to light purple, from grayish to purplish pink to strong reddish purple.

[From New Latin Orchideae, family name, from New Latin orchis, orchid-, orchid, from Latin orchis, a kind of orchid, from Greek orkhis, testicle, orchid (from the shape of its tubers).]

or′chid adj.

orchid

(ˈɔːkɪd)
n
(Plants) any terrestrial or epiphytic plant of the family Orchidaceae, often having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colours, specialized for pollination by certain insects. See bee orchid, burnt-tip orchid, fly orchid, frog orchid, lady orchid, lizard orchid, man orchid, monkey orchid, purple-fringed orchid, pyramidal orchid, scented orchid, spider orchid, spotted orchid
[C19: from New Latin Orchideae; see orchis]

or•chid

(ˈɔr kɪd)

n.
1. any terrestrial or epiphytic plant of the family Orchidaceae, of temperate and tropical regions, having usu. showy flowers.
2. the flower of any of these plants.
3. a bluish to reddish purple.
[1845; < New Latin Orchideae (later Orchidaceae) family name = Latin orch(is) a plant (see orchis) + -ideae, irreg. suffix (compare -idae); see -id2]

or·chid

(ôr′kĭd)
Any of numerous tropical and subtropical plants that grow on the ground or in trees as epiphytes. Orchids have irregularly shaped flowers with one petal larger than the others.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orchid - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colorsorchid - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
mentum - a projection below the mouth of certain mollusks that resembles a chin
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
mentum - a projection like a chin formed by the sepals and base of the column in some orchids
family Orchidaceae, orchid family, Orchidaceae - enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers
orchis - any of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes
aerides - any orchid of the genus Aerides
angrecum - any of various spectacular orchids of the genus Angraecum having dark green leathery leaves and usually nocturnally scented white or ivory flowers
jewel orchid - any of several delicate Asiatic orchids grown especially for their velvety leaves with metallic white or gold veining
adam-and-eve, Aplectrum hyemale, puttyroot - North American orchid bearing a single leaf and yellowish-brown flowers
arethusa - any of several bog orchids of the genus Arethusa having 1 or 2 showy flowers
bletia - any of various orchids of the genus Bletia having pseudobulbs and erect leafless racemes of large purple or pink flowers
Bletia striata, Bletilla striata - Japanese orchid with white-striped leaves and slender erect racemes of rose to magenta flowers; often cultivated; sometimes placed in genus Bletia
brassavola - any of various tropical American orchids with usually solitary fleshy leaves and showy white to green nocturnally fragrant blossoms solitary or in racemes of up to 7
Brassia lawrenceana, spider orchid - South American orchid with spiderlike pale-yellow to pale-green flowers
Brassia verrucosa, spider orchid - Central American orchid having spiderlike flowers with prominent green warts
caladenia - any of various orchids of the genus Caladenia
calanthe - any of various showy orchids of the genus Calanthe having white or yellow or rose-colored flowers and broad leaves folded lengthwise
calypso, Calypso bulbosa, fairy-slipper - rare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leaf
Catasetum macrocarpum, jumping orchid - orchid having both male and female flowers in the same raceme; when a sensitive projection at the base of the column of the male flower is touched the pollen is suddenly ejected
cattleya - any orchid of the genus Cattleya characterized by a three-lobed lip enclosing the column; among the most popular and most extravagantly beautiful orchids known
helleborine - any of several orchids of the genus Cephalanthera
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
Cleistes rosea, Pogonia rosea, rosebud orchid - orchid of central and northern South America having 1- to 3-blossomed racemes of large showy rose-colored flowers; sometimes placed in genus Pogonia
Coeloglossum bracteatum, satyr orchid - orchid with broad ovate leaves and long-bracted green very irregular flowers
Coeloglossum viride, frog orchid - orchid having hooded long-bracted green to yellow-green flowers suffused with purple
coelogyne - any of various orchids of the genus Coelogyne with: clusters of fragrant lacy snow-white flowers; salmon-pink solitary flowers; chainlike racemes of topaz and chocolate brown flowers; spikes of delicate white spice-scented flowers; emerald green flowers marked with blue-black
coral root - a wildflower of the genus Corallorhiza growing from a hard mass of rhizomes associated with a fungus that aids in absorbing nutrients from the forest floor
helmet orchid, helmetflower - any of several orchids of the genus Coryanthes having racemes of a few musky-scented waxy flowers with a helmet-shaped lip process
swan orchid, swanflower, swan-flower, swanneck, swan-neck - any of several orchids of the genus Cycnoches having slender arching columns of flowers suggesting the neck of a swan
cymbid, cymbidium - any of various plants of the genus Cymbidium having narrow leaves and a long drooping cluster of numerous showy and variously colored boat-shaped flowers; extensively hybridized and cultivated as houseplants and important florists' flowers
cypripedia - a plant or flower of the genus Cypripedium
ladies' slipper, lady's slipper, lady-slipper, slipper orchid - any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike lip; difficult or impossible to cultivate in the garden
marsh orchid - any of several orchids of the genus Dactylorhiza having fingerlike tuberous roots; Europe and Mediterranean region
Translations
زَهْرَةُ الْأَوَرْكِيدنَبات من الفَصيلَه السَّحْلَبِيَّه
orchidej
orkidé
orkideakämmekkä
orhideja
orchidea
brönugras
ラン
난초
orchidėja
orhideja
orhidee
orchidea
orhideja
orkidé
ต้นกล้วยไม้
cây phong lan

orchid

[ˈɔːkɪd] Norquídea f

orchid

[ˈɔːrkɪd] norchidée f

orchid

nOrchidee f

orchid

[ˈɔːkɪd] norchidea
common spotted orchid → orchidea maculata

orchid

(ˈoːkid) noun
a kind of plant usually having brightly-coloured or unusually-shaped flowers.

orchid

زَهْرَةُ الْأَوَرْكِيد orchidej orkidé Orchidee ορχιδέα orquídea orkidea orchidée orhideja orchidea ラン 난초 orchidee orkidé storczyk orquídea орхидея orkidé ต้นกล้วยไม้ orkide cây phong lan 兰花
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Methinks there's a genius Roams in the mountains, Girdled with ivy And robed in wisteria, Lips ever smiling, Of noble demeanour, Driving the yellow pard, Tiger-attended, Couched in a chariot With banners of cassia, Cloaked with the orchid, And crowned with azaleas; Culling the perfume Of sweet flowers, he leaves In the heart a dream-blossom, Memory haunting.
The latter merely expresses the rage of the momentary mushroom against the immortal, entrancing, and exquisitely lovely orchid.
Lord Illingworth told me this morning that there was an orchid there m beautiful as the seven deadly sins.
She looks rather like an orchid, and makes great demands on one's curiosity.
Would you mind getting that orchid for me among the mare's-tails yonder.
In order to give her examples of what he was saying, Denham led the way, first to the Rock Garden, and then to the Orchid House.
Anne was trying the effect of a white orchid in her hair.
The Prince looked behind for a moment; then he stopped to admire a magnificent orchid.
An orchid, dangling close beside his head, opened slowly, unfolding its delicate petals to the warmth and light of the sun which but recently had penetrated to its shady retreat.
The moustache was much darker than the beard, giving an effect slightly theatrical, and he was dressed up to the same dashing part, having a white top hat, an orchid in his coat, a yellow waistcoat and yellow gloves which he flapped and swung as he walked.
In the center of it was a huge carven bowl, with the glistening gleam of ferns and the red and purple of rare orchids, glowing from a light hidden somewhere in their midst.
You are not in earnest about the orchids, and you are trying to run away from a mistake instead of clearing it up.