Malaxis

noun

Ma·​lax·​is
məˈlaksə̇s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Malaxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Malaxis. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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