bee orchid

noun

variants or less commonly bee orchis
: a European orchid (Ophrys apifera) whose flowers bear a resemblance to bees, flies, or other insects

Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bee orchid was in 1849

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“Bee orchid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bee%20orchid. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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