HyperDic: orchid

English > 1 sense of the word orchid:
NOUNplantorchid, orchidaceous plantany of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
orchid > pronunciation
Soundsao'rkahd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wounded: 365 rhymes with ahd...
English > orchid: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors.
Synonymorchidaceous plant
Member ofOrchidaceae, family Orchidaceae, orchid familyenormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks / rootstocks and unusual flowers
PartsmentumA projection below the mouth of certain mollusks that resembles a chin
mentumA projection like a chin formed by the sepals and base of the column in some orchids
NarrowerBletilla striata, Bletia striataJapanese orchid with white-striped leaves and slender erect racemes of rose to magenta flowers
Indian crocusAny of several dwarf orchids of the genus Pleione bearing one or two solitary white or pink to magenta or occasionally yellow flowers with slender stalks
Texas purple spike, Hexalectris warnockiiorchid with slender nearly leafless reddish-brown stems with loose racemes of reddish-brown flowers
Venus' slipper, Venus's slipper, Venus's shoeAny of various orchids of the genus Paphiopedilum having slender flower stalks bearing 1 to several waxy flowers with pouchlike lips
aeridesAny orchid of the genus Aerides
angrecumAny of various spectacular orchids of the genus Angraecum having dark green leathery leaves and usually nocturnally scented white or ivory flowers
arethusaAny of several bog orchids of the genus Arethusa having 1 or 2 showy flowers
bee orchid, Ophrys apiferaEuropean orchid whose flowers resemble bumble bees in shape and color
bletiaAny of various orchids of the genus Bletia having pseudobulbs and erect leafless racemes of large purple or pink flowers
brassavolaAny of various tropical American orchids with usually solitary fleshy leaves and showy white to green nocturnally fragrant blossoms solitary or in racemes of up to 7
broad-leaved twayblade, Listera convallarioidessmall orchid with two elliptic leaves and a slender raceme of small green flowers
butterfly orchidAny orchid of the genus Psychopsis
butterfly orchid, Encyclia tampensis, Epidendrum tampenseorchid of Florida and the Bahamas having showy brightly colored flowers
butterfly orchid, butterfly orchis, Epidendrum venosum, Encyclia venosaMexican epiphytic orchid having pale green or yellow-green flowers with white purple-veined lip
caladeniaAny of various orchids of the genus Caladenia
calantheAny of various showy orchids of the genus Calanthe having white or yellow or rose-colored flowers and broad leaves folded lengthwise
calypso, fairy-slipper, Calypso bulbosaRare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leaf
cattleyaAny orchid of the genus Cattleya characterized by a three-lobed lip enclosing the column
coelogyneAny of various orchids of the genus Coelogyne with
common spotted orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii, Dactylorhiza maculata fuchsiiEuropean orchid having lanceolate leaves spotted purple and pink to white or mauve flowers spotted or lined deep red or purple
coral rootA wildflower of the genus Corallorhiza growing from a hard mass of rhizomes associated with a fungus that aids in absorbing nutrients from the forest / forest floor
crested coral root, Hexalectris spicataorchid with yellowish-brown flowers with dark veins
cymbid, cymbidiumAny of various plants of the genus Cymbidium having narrow leaves and a long drooping cluster of numerous showy and variously colored boat-shaped flowers
cypripediaA plant or flower of the genus Cypripedium
dendrobiumA plant of the genus Dendrobium having stems like cane and usually showy racemose flowers
disaAny orchid of the genus Disa
epidendronAny of various orchids of the genus Epidendrum
fen orchid, fen orchis, Liparis loeseliismall terrestrial orchid of eastern North America and Europe having two nearly basal leaves and dull yellow-green racemose flowers
fly orchid, Ophrys insectifera, Ophrys musciferaEuropean orchid whose flowers resemble flies
fly orchidAny of several dwarf creeping orchids with small bizarre insect-like hairy flowers on slender stalks
foxtail orchidAny of various orchids of the genus Rhyncostylis having pink- to purple-marked white flowers in a dense cylindrical raceme
fragrant orchid, Gymnadenia conopseaEuropean orchid having dense spikes of fragrant pink or lilac or red flowers with conspicuous spurs
fringed orchis, fringed orchidAny of several summer-flowering American orchids distinguished by a fringed or lacerated lip
frog orchid, Coeloglossum virideorchid having hooded long-bracted green to yellow-green flowers suffused with purple
frog orchidAny of several green orchids of the genus Habenaria
grass pink, Calopogon pulchellum, Calopogon tuberosumAn orchid
greater butterfly orchid, Platanthera chlorantha, Habenaria chloranthasouth European orchid with dark green flowers that are larger / larger and less fragrant than Platanthera bifolia
green adder's mouth, Malaxis-unifolia, Malaxis ophioglossoidesNorth American orchid having a solitary leaf and flowers with threadlike petals
helleborineAny of several orchids of the genus Cephalanthera
helleborineAny of various orchids of the genus Epipactis
helmet orchid, greenhoodAny of numerous orchids of the genus Pterostylis having leaves in a basal rosette and green flowers often striped purple or brown or red with the dorsal sepal incurved to form a hood
helmetflower, helmet orchidAny of several orchids of the genus Coryanthes having racemes of a few musky-scented waxy flowers with a helmet-shaped lip process
jewel orchidAny of several delicate Asiatic orchids grown especially for their velvety leaves with metallic white or gold veining
jumping orchid, Catasetum macrocarpumorchid having both male and female flowers in the same raceme
ladies' tresses, lady's tressesAn orchid of the genus Spiranthes having slender often twisted spikes of white flowers
lady's slipper, lady's-slipper, lady-slipper, lady slipper, ladies' slipper, slipper orchidAny of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike lip
laeliaAny of various spectacular plants of the genus Laelia having showy flowers in many colors
lesser butterfly orchid, Platanthera bifolia, Habenaria bifoliasouth European orchid having fragrant greenish-white flowers
lesser twayblade, Listera cordataorchid having two triangular leaves and a short lax raceme of green to rust-colored flowers with the lip flushed mauve
liparisAn orchid of the genus Liparis having few leaves and usually fairly small yellow-green or dull purple flowers in terminal racemes
lizard orchid, Himantoglossum hircinumAn orchid of the genus Himantoglossum
marsh orchidAny of several orchids of the genus Dactylorhiza having fingerlike tuberous roots
masdevalliaAny of numerous orchids of the genus Masdevallia
maxillariaAny of numerous orchids of the genus Maxillaria often cultivated for their large brilliantly colored solitary flowers
moth orchid, moth plantAny of various orchids of the genus Phalaenopsis having often drooping glossy broad obovate or oval leaves usually dark green flushed purple or mottled grey and silver
odontoglossumAny of numerous and diverse orchids of the genus Odontoglossum having racemes of few to many showy usually large flowers in many colors
oncidium, dancing lady orchid, butterfly plant, butterfly orchidAny orchid of the genus Oncidium
orange-blossom orchid, Sarcochilus falcatusdiminutive Australian orchid with loose racemes of fragrant white flowers with purple and orange markings on the lip
orchisAny of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes
pansy orchidAny of various orchids of the genus Miltonia having solitary or loosely racemose showy broadly spreading flowers
phaiusAn orchid of the genus Phaius having large plicate leaves and racemes of showy flowers
phantom orchid, snow orchid, Eburophyton austinaeWaxy white nearly leafless plant with stems in clusters and racemes of white flowers
pleurothallisAny of numerous small tufted orchids of the genus Pleurothallis having leathery to fleshy leaves and racemes of 1 to many small flowers
pogoniaAny hardy bog orchid of the genus Pogonia
prairie white-fringed orchid, Platanthera leucopheaOf central North America
puttyroot, adam-and-eve, Aplectrum hyemaleNorth American orchid bearing a single leaf and yellowish-brown flowers
rattlesnake orchidAny of various orchids of the genus Pholidota having numerous white to brown flowers in spiraling racemes clothed in slightly inflated bracts and resembling a rattlesnake's tail
rattlesnake plantain, helleborineAny of several small temperate and tropical orchids having mottled or striped leaves and spikes of small yellowish-white flowers in a twisted raceme
rein orchid, rein orchisAny of several American wildflowers with a kidney-shaped lip
rosebud orchid, Cleistes rosea, Pogonia roseaorchid of central and northern South America having 1- to 3-blossomed racemes of large showy rose-colored flowers
satyr orchid, Coeloglossum bracteatumorchid with broad ovate leaves and long-bracted green very irregular flowers
short-spurred fragrant orchid, Gymnadenia odoratissimaSimilar to Gymnadenia conopsea but with smaller flowers on shorter stems and having much shorter spurs
sobraliaAny of various showy orchids of the genus Sobralia having leafy stems and bright-colored solitary or racemose flowers similar to those of genus Cattleya
spider orchidAny of several European orchids of the genus Ophrys
spider orchid, Brassia lawrenceanaSouth American orchid with spiderlike pale-yellow to pale-green flowers
spider orchid, Brassia verrucosaCentral American orchid having spiderlike flowers with prominent green warts
spreading pogonia, funnel-crest rosebud orchid, Cleistes divaricata, Pogonia divaricataorchid of northeastern United States with magenta-pink flowers having funnel-shaped lip
stanhopeaAny of various orchids of the genus Stanhopea having a single large leaf and loose racemes of large fragrant flowers of various colors
stelisAny of various small tropical American orchids of the genus Stelis having long slender racemes of numerous small to minute flowers
swan orchid, swanflower, swan-flower, swanneck, swan-neckAny of several orchids of the genus Cycnoches having slender arching columns of flowers suggesting the neck of a swan
tangle orchidAn orchid of the genus Plectorrhiza having tangled roots and long wiry stems bearing lax racemes of small fragrant green flowers
tongueflower, tongue-flowerorchid having blue to purple flowers with tongue-shaped or strap-shaped protuberances (calli) at the lip base
tulip orchid, Encyclia citrina, Cattleya citrinaMexican epiphytic orchid with glaucous grey-green leaves and lemon- to golden-yellow flowers appearing only partially opened
twayblade, Listera ovataorchid having a pair of ovate leaves and a long slender raceme of green flowers sometimes tinged red-brown
twaybladeAn orchid of the genus Liparis having a pair of leaves
vandaAny of numerous showy orchids of the genus Vanda having many large flowers in loose racemes
vanillaAny of numerous climbing plants of the genus Vanilla having fleshy leaves and clusters of large waxy highly fragrant white or green or topaz flowers
BroaderflowerA plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
Spanishorquidácea, orquídea
Catalanorquidàcia, orquídia

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