Spiranthes

noun
Spi·​ran·​thes | \ spīˈran(t)(ˌ)thēz \

Definition of Spiranthes

: a large widely distributed genus of terrestrial orchids with slender often twisted spikes of white irregular flowers — see screw auger

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History and Etymology for Spiranthes

New Latin, from spir- + -anthes

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“Spiranthes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spiranthes. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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