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man orchid

n
(Plants) an orchid, Aceras anthropophorum, having greenish or reddish flowers in a loose spike, with a deeply lobed dark brown lip thought to resemble the silhouette of a man
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The naked man orchid, sometimes known as the Italian orchid, is common across the Mediterranean but can grow in the UK if we get enough sun.
Er enghraifft mae tegeirian y pry copyn cynnar (Ophrys fuciflora; early spider orchid), tegeirian y gwer (Aceras anthropophorum; man orchid) a'r tegeirian ysblennydd (Orchis purpurea; lady orchid) i gyd yn tyfu ar laswelltiroedd sydd ar y garreg galch.
A watch is being kept for a week to make sure a rare Man Orchid plant at a secret site in Essex can bloom undisturbed.
The lady orchid, yes, you guessed it, has flowers resembling a figure wearing a billowing gown and the man orchid advertises itself with tiny stick figures.
Orchis italica are called naked man orchids. A mad-dog skullcap is a weed that seriously is called so because of its use to treat rabies.