military orchid


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military orchid

n
(Plants) another name for soldier orchid
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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 Military Orchid" is a memoir from career military man Jocelyn Brooke, who after his grueling service in World War II, decides to rejoin, unsatisfied with civilian life.

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