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- n. a genus of terrestrial orchids of North America.
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- n. terrestrial orchids of North America
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I had returned to the old home during a summer vacation of the State University, and, having made a beginning in botany, I was, of course, full of enthusiasm and ran eagerly to my beloved pogonia, calopogon, and cypripedium gardens, osmunda ferneries, and the lake lilies and pitcher-plants.
And so did calopogon, pogonia, spiranthes, and many other fine plant people that lived in our meadow.