Malaxis

noun Ma·lax·is \məˈlaksə̇s\

Definition of Malaxis

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of malaxis

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


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