orchis

noun or·chis \ ˈȯr-kəs \

Definition of orchis

: 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


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