: a genus of American terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers, ovate usually clasping leaves, axillary flowers that have an erect lip but are crestless and spurless, and fruit that is a drooping capsule see nodding cap

Word History


New Latin, from tri- + -phora; from the fact that it usually bears three flowers

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“Triphora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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