Malaxis

noun Ma·lax·is \ məˈlaksə̇s \

Definition of Malaxis

:a genus of terrestrial orchids with solid tubers that produce simple stems bearing one or few leaves and a raceme of tiny mostly greenish flowers — see green adder's-mouth

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of malaxis

New Latin, from Greek, act of softening, from malassein to soften


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Malaxis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

money or riches

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!