jumping orchid

noun

Definition of jumping orchid

: an orchid of the genus Catasetum

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History and Etymology for jumping orchid

so called from its habit of suddenly ejecting its pollen masses

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“Jumping orchid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jumping%20orchid. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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