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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subtribe Orchidinae — the orchids.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of endogenous plants growing in the North Temperate zone, and consisting of about eighty species. They are perennial herbs growing from a tuber (beside which is usually found the last year's tuber also), and are valued for their showy flowers. See Orchidaceous.
- proper n. Any plant of the same family with the orchis; an orchid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, the testis, testicle, or its equivalent.
- n. A plant of the genus Orchis; also, one of numerous plants in other genera of the orchis family, Orchideæ.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of plants, type of the order Orchideæ, belonging to the tribe Ophrydeæ and the subtribe Serapieæ, characterized by its spurred lip, and by the two pollen-glands being inclosed in a common pouch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens
- n. any of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes
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