bee orchid

variants: or less commonly bee orchis

Definition of bee orchid

: a European orchid (Ophrys apifera) whose flowers bear a resemblance to bees, flies, or other insects

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First Known Use of bee orchid

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Bee orchid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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