lizard orchid


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lizard orchid

n
(Plants) a European orchid, Himantoglossum hircinum, rare in Britain, having a spike of grey-green flowers smelling of goats
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Noun1.lizard orchid - an orchid of the genus Himantoglossum
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Himantoglossum, Himantoglossum - small genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and Mediterranean region
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The pink flowers of the military orchid resemble small soldiers and, as befits its name, the lizard orchid appears to have small reptiles protruding from its flower spike.
The lizard orchid (Burnettia cuneata) is a leafless terrestrial orchid that is rarely seen above ground.
It's got lizard orchids, larks and lizards and there's a hen harrier by the ninth.