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orchid

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noun or·chid \ˈȯr-kəd\

Simple Definition of orchid

  • : a plant with flowers that are brightly colored and that have unusual shapes

  • : a light purple color

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of orchid

  1. 1 :  any of a large family (Orchidaceae, the orchid family) of perennial epiphytic or terrestrial monocotyledonous plants that usually have showy 3-petaled flowers with the middle petal enlarged into a lip and differing from the others in shape and color

  2. 2 :  a light purple

orchidlike play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Illustration of orchid

Origin of orchid

irregular from New Latin Orchis


First Known Use: 1845

Rhymes with orchid


ORCHID Defined for Kids

orchid

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noun or·chid \ˈȯr-kəd\

Definition of orchid for Students

  1. :  a plant with usually showy flowers with three petals of which the middle petal is enlarged and differs from the others in shape and color





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