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Orchid   /ˈɔrkəd/   Listen

Any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors.  Synonym: orchidaceous plant.

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"Orchid" Quotes from Famous Books

... struck by the genius that some of our humblest flowers display in contriving that the visit of the bee shall infallibly procure them the crossed fertilisation they need. See the marvellous fashion in which the Orchis Moris, our humble country orchid, combines the play of its rostellum and retinacula; observe the mathematical and automatic inclination and adhesion of its pollinia; as also the unerring double seesaw of the anthers of the wild sage, which touch the body of ...
— The Life of the Bee • Maurice Maeterlinck

Words linked to "Orchid" :   Texas purple spike, moth orchid, vanda, Hexalectris spicata, Sarcochilus falcatus, brassavola, calanthe, tongueflower, caladenia, coral root, masdevallia, Encyclia venosa, Platanthera chlorantha, Epidendrum tampense, arethusa, orchis, vanilla, rein orchis, butterfly plant, Malaxis ophioglossoides, rein orchid, Coeloglossum bracteatum, Brassia lawrenceana, Hexalectris warnockii, Bletilla striata, Eburophyton austinae, laelia, stanhopea, coastal rein orchid, swanneck, green adder's mouth, Pogonia divaricata, lesser twayblade, spreading pogonia, Cattleya citrina, mentum, Gymnadenia odoratissima, Dactylorhiza fuchsii, lady's tresses, epidendron, marsh orchid, Ophrys apifera, Ophrys muscifera, Calopogon pulchellum, cymbid, Listera convallarioides, cattleya, Calopogon tuberosum, Habenaria bifolia, pleurothallis, rattlesnake plantain, twayblade, Malaxis-unifolia, bletia, Indian crocus, Ophrys insectifera, short-spurred fragrant orchid, Venus's slipper, fringed orchis, oncidium, tongue-flower, Listera cordata, Cleistes divaricata, Bletia striata, Catasetum macrocarpum, lady's slipper, Venus's shoe, ladies' slipper, disa, swan-flower, aerides, grass pink, swanflower, cymbidium, Calypso bulbosa, odontoglossum, Himantoglossum hircinum, Habenaria chlorantha, dendrobium, spider orchid, Epidendrum venosum, puttyroot, fairy-slipper, lady-slipper, phaius, cypripedia, adam-and-eve, swan-neck, Venus' slipper, ladies' tresses, Brassia verrucosa, orange-blossom orchid, helleborine, liparis, butterfly orchis, calypso, greenhood, pogonia, helmetflower, Encyclia tampensis, broad-leaved twayblade, moth plant, sobralia, Pogonia rosea, Listera ovata, angrecum, flower, Cleistes rosea, Platanthera leucophea, Aplectrum hyemale, Encyclia citrina, Gymnadenia conopsea, Hooker's orchid, crested coral root, orchid cactus, Coeloglossum viride, Liparis loeselii, Dactylorhiza maculata fuchsii, Platanthera bifolia, stelis, coelogyne, bee orchid, fen orchis, maxillaria

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