Main Entry: or┬Ěchid

Pronunciation: 'or-ked

Etymology: irregular from New Latin Orchis

Date: 1845
1 : any of a large family (Orchidaceae, the orchid family) of perennial epiphytic or terrestrial monocotyledonous plants that usually have showy 3-petaled flowers with the middle petal enlarged into a lip and differing from the others in shape and color

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