pogonia

noun po·go·nia \pəˈgōnyə, -nēə\

Definition of pogonia

  1. 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. 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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