pogonia

noun

po·​go·​nia
pəˈgōnyə,
-nēə
1
capitalized : a genus comprising terrestrial orchids of the north temperate zone that have a slender rootstock, one or few leaves, and a solitary terminal flower with a crested tip and being sometimes extended to include forms usually placed in the genera Isotria and Triphora
2
plural -s : any orchid of Pogonia or a closely related genus

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pogon- + -ia

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“Pogonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pogonia. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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