Definition of pogonia
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
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Origin and Etymology of pogonia
New Latin, from pogon- + -ia
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