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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of chiefly terrestrial orchids with tubers or fleshy roots often having long slender spurs and petals and lip lobes; it includes species formerly placed in the genus Gymnadeniopsis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of terrestrial tuberous - rooted orchidaceous plants, embracing about 400 species, widely distributed throughout the temperate and warmer regions of both hemispheres.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. chiefly terrestrial orchids with tubers or fleshy roots often having long slender spurs and petals and lip lobes; includes species formerly placed in genus Gymnadeniopsis

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