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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 Alcyonace√¶, family Alcyoniid√¶, and genus Alcyonium, as A. digitatum. Also called cow-paps and mermaid's-glove. See Alcyonium.

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

  • n. the fruiting bodies of the fungi of the genus Xylaria


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