HyperDic: orchis

English > 2 senses of the word orchis:
NOUNplantorchisany of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes
bodyorchis, testis, testicle, ball, ballock, bollock, nut, eggone of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens
English > orchis: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes.
Member ofgenus Orchistype genus of the orchid family
Narrowerbutterfly orchid, butterfly orchis, Orchis papilionaceaeMediterranean orchid having usually purple flowers with a fan-shaped spotted or striped rose-red lip
male orchis, early purple orchid, Orchis masculaEurasian orchid with showy pink or purple flowers in a loose spike
showy orchis, purple orchis, purple-hooded orchis, Orchis spectabilisNorth American orchid having a spike of violet-purple flowers mixed with white
Broaderorchid, orchidaceous plantAny of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
Spanishorquídea
Catalanorquídia
English > orchis: 2 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningOne of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens.
Synonymstestis, testicle, ball, ballock, bollock, nut, egg
Part ofmale genitalia, male genitals, male genital organ, family jewelsexternal male sex organs
male reproductive systemThe reproductive system of males
PartsepididymisA convoluted tubule in each testis
rete testisnetwork of tubules carrying sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vasa efferentia
seminiferous tubuleAny of the numerous long convoluted tubules in the testis which are the sites where spermatozoa mature
spermatic cordA structure resembling a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and other vessels and nerves
testicular artery, internal spermatic artery, arteria testicularisA branch of the aorta supplying the testicles
testicular vein, vena testicularisA vein from the testicles
vas deferens, ductus deferensA duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
NarrowercobblersA man's testicles (from Cockney rhyming slang
undescended testis, undescended testicleA testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops
Broadergonad, sex glandA gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced
male reproductive glandThe reproductive organs of a man
Spanishbola, cojón, dídimo, gónada, huevo, pelota, testículo, testículos, turma
Catalandídim, gònada, ou, testicle, turma

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