orchid: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ôr'kid), [key]
— n.
  1. any terrestrial or epiphytic plant of the family Orchidaceae, of temperate and tropical regions, having usually showy flowers. Cf.
  2. the flower of any of these plants.
  3. a bluish to reddish purple.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. ofbefore a vowel: orchidology.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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