Goodyera

noun Good·yera \ˈgu̇dyərə, gu̇dˈyirə, ˈgu̇jə-, gu̇ˈji-\

Definition of Goodyera

  1. :  a genus of small orchids of the northern hemisphere with creeping rhizomes, stalked ovate leaves, and small flowers in a twisted raceme — see rattlesnake plantain

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Origin and Etymology of goodyera

New Latin, after John Goodyer †1664 English botanist


First Known Use: 1813


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