satyr orchid


: a terrestrial orchid (Coeloglossum bracteatum) of the cooler parts of North America and Europe having broad usually ovate leaves and long-bracted green very irregular flowers

Word History


so called from the ancient Greek and Roman belief that certain kinds of orchids were aphrodisiac

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“Satyr orchid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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