orchis

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noun or·chis \ˈȯr-kəs\

Definition of orchis

  1. :  orchid; especially :  any of a genus (Orchis) of orchids with fleshy roots and a spurred lip

Origin and Etymology of orchis

New Latin, from Latin, orchid, from Greek, testicle, orchid; akin to Middle Irish uirgge testicle


First Known Use: 1562


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