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  • n. Any of a number of species of orchid of the genera Epipactis and Cephalanthera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant, of the genus Epipactis, natural order Orchideæ.
  • n. A European orchidaceous plant, Cephalanthera rubra.

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

  • n. any of several small temperate and tropical orchids having mottled or striped leaves and spikes of small yellowish-white flowers in a twisted raceme
  • n. any of various orchids of the genus Epipactis
  • n. any of several orchids of the genus Cephalanthera


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  • There is one other orchid; the exotic broad-leaved helleborine Epipactis helleborine.

    Marielle Anzelone: Nature in New York City

  • After the pink flash of cyclamen I went looking for violet helleborine – one of the strangest orchids of the Edge – on bare wild garlic slopes under the trees.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • Other plants include giant helleborine orchid Epipactis gigantea, button cactus Epithelantha micromeris, Guadalupe jewelflower Streptanthus sparsiflorus, Havard's gumweed Grindelia havardii and resurrection plant Selaginella pilifera.

    Carlsbad Caverns National Park, United States

  • Epipactis helleborine and Lilium pilosiusculum are listed as rare species for Siberia.

    Kazakh forest steppe

  • The crane's-bill has a word for the gnat; the helleborine fills her goblet only for the wasp; the yellow iris calls to the honey-fly; the meadow saffron's veined cup is for the bee.

    The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing

  • It is a Vivian crowned with nightshade and helleborine, leading with soft allurements to a country whose shores are of vanishing mist.

    The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing

  • The white helleborine (_Cephalanthera pallens_), the dwarf orchis (_Orchis ustulata_), and the musk orchis (_Herminium monorchis_) occur on the


  • The rarer orchids of the district are the bog-orchis (_Malaxis paludosa_), the narrow-leaved helleborine (_Cephalanthera ensifolia_), and the butterfly orchis


  • Epipactis Grandiflora; while helleborine and the curious and capricious tooth-wort, Spiraea Filipendula or drop-wort, Gentiana

    John Keble's Parishes

  • Lindisfarne helleborine, a wild orchid which can grow to 2ft tall, and of which there are just

    The Guardian World News


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