achilary

adjective

achi·​la·​ry
(ˈ)ā-¦kī-lə-rē,
ə-ˈkī-
: having the labellum or lip of the flower undeveloped or lacking as in some orchids

Word History

Etymology

a- entry 2 + chil- + -ary

First Known Use

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of achilary was circa 1902

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“Achilary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/achilary. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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