noun or·chid \ˈr-kəd\

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

: a light purple color

Full Definition of ORCHID

:  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
:  a light purple
or·chid·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

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Origin of ORCHID

irregular from New Latin Orchis
First Known Use: 1845

Rhymes with ORCHID

ORCHIDLIKE Defined for Kids


noun or·chid \ˈr-kəd\

Definition of ORCHID for Kids

:  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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