rein orchis

noun
\ ˈrān- \

Definition of rein orchis

: any of several orchids of Habenaria or a related genus usually with a kidney-shaped lip to the flower

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History and Etymology for rein orchis

rein probably back-formation from reins; from the kidney-shaped lip in some species

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“Rein orchis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rein%20orchis. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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