from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small terrestrial orchids of the genus Pogonia, of the North Temperate Zone, having pink or whitish flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of terrestrial orchids of the tribe Neottieæ and subtribe Arethuseæ, characterized by the distinct and usually erect sepals, the long wingless column, and the undivided or three-lobed lip.
- n. Plural of pogonium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any hardy bog orchid of the genus Pogonia: terrestrial orchids having slender rootstocks and erect stems bearing one or a few leaves and a solitary terminal flower
New Latin Pōgōnia, genus name, from Greek pōgōn, beard.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)