from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The hand-orchis, Orchis maculata: so called from its pale hand-like tubers. The name is also given to other species of Orchis and to some other plants.
- n. An alcyonarian or halcyonoid polyp of the order Alcyonaceæ, family Alcyoniidæ, and genus Alcyonium, as A. digitatum. Also called cow-paps and mermaid's-glove. See Alcyonium.
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- n. the fruiting bodies of the fungi of the genus Xylaria
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