Ophrys

noun
\ ˈäfrə̇s, ˈōf- \

Definition of Ophrys

: a genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae) native to Eurasia and northern Africa and having flowers with a large hairy labellum which resembles an insect — see bee orchid, fly orchid

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History and Etymology for Ophrys

New Latin, from Greek, brow, eyebrow, a plant with two leaves

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“Ophrys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ophrys. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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