fly orchid

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fly orchid

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(Plants) a European orchid, Ophrys insectifera, whose flowers resemble and attract certain wasps: found in wood margins and scrub on lime-rich soils
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Noun1.fly orchid - any of several dwarf creeping orchids with small bizarre insect-like hairy flowers on slender stalks
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Trichoceros, Trichoceros - small genus of small epiphytic or terrestrial orchids of tropical South America
2.fly orchid - European orchid whose flowers resemble flies
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
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Whistling oyster catchers, keening red kites, roaring deer, tunnel-web spiders, a huge pike, rare fly orchids, ferns, moths and butterflies, plus a crow sliding down his tent roof were among Mike's other companions.