soldier orchid

soldier orchid

n
(Plants) a European orchid, Orchis militaris, having pale purple flowers with a four-lobed lower lip. Also called: military orchid
[from an imagined resemblance to a soldier]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Mentioned in ?
Full browser ?