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  • noun enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers

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  • flowers that please the eye candy palate

    August 24, 2008

  • But don't forget the etymology of orchid.

    August 24, 2008

  • yes,

    Part comes from the Latin word orchis and ό�?χις is from the Greek meaning testicle. It really is fascinating.

    August 24, 2008

  • Oh, I HATE it when they write rhos like that! Only slightly better than the kappas that are indistinguishable from chis!

    August 24, 2008