Tipularia

noun Tip·u·lar·ia \ˌtipyəˈla(a)rēə\

Definition of Tipularia

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of tipularia

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


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