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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of numerous orchids of the genus Orchis, having magenta, white, or magenta-spotted flowers.

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  • n. Any plant of the genus Orchis; an orchid

Etymologies

Latin, orchid; see orchid.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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