: a genus of delicate terrestrial orchids with solid bulbs that produce in late summer a racemose scape of greenish purple flowers and in autumn a single ovate purple leaf which persists through winter see crane-fly orchid

Word History


New Latin, from Tipula + -aria; from the supposed resemblance of the flower to the crane fly

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“Tipularia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tipularia. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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