purple fringeless orchid

noun
variants: or less commonly purple fringeless orchis

Definition of purple fringeless orchid

: an orchid (Habenaria peramoena) of northeastern and alpine eastern North America that is closely related to the large-flowered purple-fringed orchid but has rosy purple to purple violet flowers with the lip divisions denticulate

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History and Etymology for purple fringeless orchid

purple entry 1 + fringe + -less

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“Purple fringeless orchid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purple%20fringeless%20orchid. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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