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In Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe mysteries, Wolfe is always just coming down from tending to the orchids at the top floor of his brownstone on West 35th Street to sit at his desk and ring for beer.
The free-book shelf at Carter’s ACE Hardware is filled with how-to treatises on building decks, growing orchids and fixing lamps — along with some picture books for kids.
Finally, hold the plant so the roots are inside the new pot and fill in with the appropriate orchid potting mix and fill in between the roots, which should be spread out so that the plant will be able to support itself when you are done.
Her flowers were white orchids and lilies-of-the valley.
So, Rorty thought people should evolve their minds and bloom in a variety of unique ways ... just like orchids.
The maids where given yellow cymbidium orchids to carry.
Purple orchids are an elegant and universal flower that carry a lot of emotional weight and represent delicate beauty.
Dendrobium orchids were wrapped around the linen napkins.
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Origin and Etymology of orchid
First Known Use: 1845See Words from the same year
ORCHID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of orchid for English Language Learners
: a plant with flowers that are brightly colored and that have unusual shapes
: a light purple color
ORCHID Defined for Kids
Definition of orchid for Students
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