orchidaceous plant


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Noun1.orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colorsorchidaceous plant - 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