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Orchid

Or′chid

,
Noun.
[See
Orchis
.]
(Bot.)
Any plant of the order
Orchidaceae
. See
Orchidaceous
.

Definition 2023


orchid

orchid

English

Orchis lactea with root visible.

Noun

orchid (plural orchids)

  1. a plant of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), bearing unusually-shaped flowers of beautiful colours.
  2. (colour) a light bluish-red, violet-red or purple colour.
    orchid colour:    


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Adjective

orchid (not comparable)

  1. (color) having a light purple colour.

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References

  1. orchid in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press

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