Epipactis

noun Ep·i·pac·tis \ˌepəˈpaktə̇s\

Definition of Epipactis

  1. :  a genus of orchids with simple stems, plicate clasping leaves, and greenish or purplish irregular flowers in leafy-bracted racemes

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Origin and Etymology of epipactis

New Latin, from Greek epipaktis rupturewort


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