Orchid

(Orchidaceae) This group consists of 25,000 to 30,000 different species or wild types that are found throughout the world including tropical forests, semi-desert regions, near the seashore and the tundra. Although most Orchids are found in tropical regions, some such as Cypripedium passerinum and guttatum and Coeloglossum virdie, bloom within the A...
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orchid

[n] - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
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orchid

a plant that takes its name from the Greek word 'orchis' which means 'testes.' Orchids were so named because of the resemblance of their root bulbs to testes. What emerges from this seemingly masculine looking root, however, is the beautiful flower known as an orchid.
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Orchid

Or'chid noun [ See Orchis .] (Botany) Any plant of the order Orchidaceæ . See Orchidaceous .
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orchid

<botany> Any plant of the order Orchidaceae. See Orchidaceous. ... See: Orchis. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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orchid

orchidaceous plant noun any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
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Orchid

• (n.) Any plant of the order Orchidaceae. See Orchidaceous.
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orchid

(from the article `Life Sciences`) Biologist Santiago Ramírez and his colleagues at Harvard University identified the first fossilized remains of an orchid. The finding allowed them to ... In their study of the orchid Holcoglossum amesianum, LaiQiang Huang at Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, China, and colleagues discovered a previ...
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orchid

orchid 1. Any plant of the orchis family, often remarkable for brilliancy of color or grotesqueness (bizarre, outlandish) of form, in some cases resembling various insects and other animals. Orchids are often epiphytes that grow upon trees without taking nourishment from them. They usually have their stems swollen into fleshy pseudobulbs that store...
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Orchid

Unit Test, Orchid (Testes) Words Orchid Words, Quiz #1.
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Orchid

[charity] Orchid is a British charity which funds research into the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of prostate, penile and testicular cancer and promotes awareness about these diseases. It was set up in 1996 by former testicular cancer sufferer, Colin Osborne. ...
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Orchid

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orchid

orchid, popular name for members of the Orchidaceae, a family of perennial herbs widely distributed in both hemispheres. The unusually large family (of some 450 genera and an estimated 10,000 to 17,500 species) includes terrestrial, epiphytic (see epiphyte), and saprophytic (subsisting on decomposin...
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Orchid

Orchid is the popular name for any plant of the family Orchidaceae. They are found in temperate and tropical regions and have showy flowers with three sepals and three petals, of which the lower one is usually larger, wider and more brightly coloured than the others and is known as the labellum. Orchids occur all over the world, but are most common...
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orchid

Click images to enlargeAny plant of a large family that contains at least 15,000 species and 700 genera, distributed throughout the world except in the coldest areas, and most numerous in damp equatorial regions. The flowers are the most highly evolved of the plant kingdom; they have three sepals and three petals and ...
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ORCHID

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Orchid

[disambiguation] Orchid is a family of flowering plants. Orchid may also refer to: == Music == ...
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Orchid

[color] Orchid is a bright rich purple color that is a representation of the color of the orchidaceae flower. Various tones of orchid may range from grayish purple to purplish-pink to strong reddish purple. The first recorded use of orchid as a color name in English was in 1915. In 1987, orchid was included as one of the X11 colors. After t...
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