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Definition 1: any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for orchid in the sense of this definition

(orchid is a kind of ...) a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms

(... is a kind of orchid ) similar to Gymnadenia conopsea but with smaller flowers on shorter stems and having much shorter spurs

(... is a kind of orchid ) orchid having two triangular leaves and a short lax raceme of green to rust-colored flowers with the lip flushed mauve; Europe and Asia and North America and Greenland

(... is a kind of orchid ) orchid having a pair of ovate leaves and a long slender raceme of green flowers sometimes tinged red-brown; Europe to central Asia

(... is a kind of orchid ) North American orchid having a solitary leaf and flowers with threadlike petals

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of numerous orchids of the genus Masdevallia; tufted evergreen often diminutive plants whose flowers in a remarkable range of colors usually resemble a tricorn with sepals fused at the base to form a tube

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of numerous orchids of the genus Maxillaria often cultivated for their large brilliantly colored solitary flowers

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various orchids of the genus Miltonia having solitary or loosely racemose showy broadly spreading flowers

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of numerous and diverse orchids of the genus Odontoglossum having racemes of few to many showy usually large flowers in many colors

(... is a kind of orchid ) any orchid of the genus Oncidium: characterized by slender branching sprays of small yellow and brown flowers; often grown as houseplants

(... is a kind of orchid ) European orchid whose flowers resemble bumble bees in shape and color

(... is a kind of orchid ) small orchid with two elliptic leaves and a slender raceme of small green flowers; western North America

(... is a kind of orchid ) small terrestrial orchid of eastern North America and Europe having two nearly basal leaves and dull yellow-green racemose flowers

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of several summer-flowering American orchids distinguished by a fringed or lacerated lip

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of several green orchids of the genus Habenaria

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of several American wildflowers with a kidney-shaped lip

(... is a kind of orchid ) orchid with yellowish-brown flowers with dark veins; southeastern Arizona to the eastern United States

(... is a kind of orchid ) orchid with slender nearly leafless reddish-brown stems with loose racemes of reddish-brown flowers; of open brushy woods of southeastern Arizona and central Texas

(... is a kind of orchid ) an orchid of the genus Himantoglossum

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various spectacular plants of the genus Laelia having showy flowers in many colors

(... is a kind of orchid ) an orchid of the genus Liparis having few leaves and usually fairly small yellow-green or dull purple flowers in terminal racemes

(... is a kind of orchid ) an orchid of the genus Liparis having a pair of leaves

(... is a kind of orchid ) European orchid whose flowers resemble flies

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of several European orchids of the genus Ophrys

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various orchids of the genus Paphiopedilum having slender flower stalks bearing 1 to several waxy flowers with pouchlike lips

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of numerous orchids of the genus Pterostylis having leaves in a basal rosette and green flowers often striped purple or brown or red with the dorsal sepal incurved to form a hood

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various orchids of the genus Rhyncostylis having pink- to purple-marked white flowers in a dense cylindrical raceme

(... is a kind of orchid ) diminutive Australian orchid with loose racemes of fragrant white flowers with purple and orange markings on the lip

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various showy orchids of the genus Sobralia having leafy stems and bright-colored solitary or racemose flowers similar to those of genus Cattleya

(... is a kind of orchid ) an orchid of the genus Spiranthes having slender often twisted spikes of white flowers

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various orchids of the genus Stanhopea having a single large leaf and loose racemes of large fragrant flowers of various colors; Mexico to Brazil

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various small tropical American orchids of the genus Stelis having long slender racemes of numerous small to minute flowers

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of several dwarf creeping orchids with small bizarre insect-like hairy flowers on slender stalks

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of numerous showy orchids of the genus Vanda having many large flowers in loose racemes

(... is a kind of orchid ) any orchid of the genus Psychopsis: spectacular large tiger-striped orchids

(... is a kind of orchid ) any hardy bog orchid of the genus Pogonia: terrestrial orchids having slender rootstocks and erect stems bearing one or a few leaves and a solitary terminal flower

(... is a kind of orchid ) an orchid of the genus Phaius having large plicate leaves and racemes of showy flowers

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various orchids of the genus Phalaenopsis having often drooping glossy broad obovate or oval leaves usually dark green flushed purple or mottled grey and silver

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various orchids of the genus Pholidota having numerous white to brown flowers in spiraling racemes clothed in slightly inflated bracts and resembling a rattlesnake's tail

(... is a kind of orchid ) south European orchid having fragrant greenish-white flowers; sometimes placed in genus Habenaria

(... is a kind of orchid ) south European orchid with dark green flowers that are larger and less fragrant than Platanthera bifolia; sometimes placed in genus Habenaria

(... is a kind of orchid ) of central North America; a threatened species

(... is a kind of orchid ) an orchid of the genus Plectorrhiza having tangled roots and long wiry stems bearing lax racemes of small fragrant green flowers

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of several dwarf orchids of the genus Pleione bearing one or two solitary white or pink to magenta or occasionally yellow flowers with slender stalks

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of numerous small tufted orchids of the genus Pleurothallis having leathery to fleshy leaves and racemes of 1 to many small flowers

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of numerous climbing plants of the genus Vanilla having fleshy leaves and clusters of large waxy highly fragrant white or green or topaz flowers

(... is a kind of orchid ) orchid of northeastern United States with magenta-pink flowers having funnel-shaped lip; sometimes placed in genus Pogonia

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various orchids of the genus Caladenia

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various showy orchids of the genus Calanthe having white or yellow or rose-colored flowers and broad leaves folded lengthwise

(... is a kind of orchid ) an orchid

(... is a kind of orchid ) rare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leaf

(... is a kind of orchid ) orchid having both male and female flowers in the same raceme; when a sensitive projection at the base of the column of the male flower is touched the pollen is suddenly ejected

(... is a kind of orchid ) any orchid of the genus Cattleya characterized by a three-lobed lip enclosing the column; among the most popular and most extravagantly beautiful orchids known

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of several orchids of the genus Cephalanthera

(... is a kind of orchid ) orchid of central and northern South America having 1- to 3-blossomed racemes of large showy rose-colored flowers; sometimes placed in genus Pogonia

(... is a kind of orchid ) Central American orchid having spiderlike flowers with prominent green warts

(... is a kind of orchid ) South American orchid with spiderlike pale-yellow to pale-green flowers

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various tropical American orchids with usually solitary fleshy leaves and showy white to green nocturnally fragrant blossoms solitary or in racemes of up to 7

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes

(... is a kind of orchid ) any orchid of the genus Aerides

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various spectacular orchids of the genus Angraecum having dark green leathery leaves and usually nocturnally scented white or ivory flowers

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of several delicate Asiatic orchids grown especially for their velvety leaves with metallic white or gold veining

(... is a kind of orchid ) North American orchid bearing a single leaf and yellowish-brown flowers

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of several bog orchids of the genus Arethusa having 1 or 2 showy flowers

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various orchids of the genus Bletia having pseudobulbs and erect leafless racemes of large purple or pink flowers

(... is a kind of orchid ) Japanese orchid with white-striped leaves and slender erect racemes of rose to magenta flowers; often cultivated; sometimes placed in genus Bletia

(... is a kind of orchid ) orchid with broad ovate leaves and long-bracted green very irregular flowers

(... is a kind of orchid ) orchid having hooded long-bracted green to yellow-green flowers suffused with purple

(... is a kind of orchid ) any orchid of the genus Disa; beautiful orchids with dark green leaves and usually hooded flowers; much prized as emblematic flowers in their native regions

(... is a kind of orchid ) waxy white nearly leafless plant with stems in clusters and racemes of white flowers; northwestern United States to northern California and east to Idaho

(... is a kind of orchid ) Mexican epiphytic orchid with glaucous grey-green leaves and lemon- to golden-yellow flowers appearing only partially opened; sometimes placed in genus Cattleya

(... is a kind of orchid ) orchid of Florida and the Bahamas having showy brightly colored flowers; sometimes placed in genus Epidendrum

(... is a kind of orchid ) Mexican epiphytic orchid having pale green or yellow-green flowers with white purple-veined lip

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various orchids of the genus Epidendrum

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various orchids of the genus Epipactis

(... is a kind of orchid ) orchid having blue to purple flowers with tongue-shaped or strap-shaped protuberances (calli) at the lip base

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of several small temperate and tropical orchids having mottled or striped leaves and spikes of small yellowish-white flowers in a twisted raceme

(... is a kind of orchid ) a plant of the genus Dendrobium having stems like cane and usually showy racemose flowers

(... is a kind of orchid ) European orchid having lanceolate leaves spotted purple and pink to white or mauve flowers spotted or lined deep red or purple

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various orchids of the genus Coelogyne with: clusters of fragrant lacy snow-white flowers; salmon-pink solitary flowers; chainlike racemes of topaz and chocolate brown flowers; spikes of delicate white spice-scented flowers; emerald green flowers marked with blue-black

(... is a kind of orchid ) a wildflower of the genus Corallorhiza growing from a hard mass of rhizomes associated with a fungus that aids in absorbing nutrients from the forest floor

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of several orchids of the genus Coryanthes having racemes of a few musky-scented waxy flowers with a helmet-shaped lip process

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of several orchids of the genus Cycnoches having slender arching columns of flowers suggesting the neck of a swan

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of various plants of the genus Cymbidium having narrow leaves and a long drooping cluster of numerous showy and variously colored boat-shaped flowers; extensively hybridized and cultivated as houseplants and important florists' flowers

(... is a kind of orchid ) a plant or flower of the genus Cypripedium

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike lip; difficult or impossible to cultivate in the garden

(... is a kind of orchid ) any of several orchids of the genus Dactylorhiza having fingerlike tuberous roots; Europe and Mediterranean region

(... is a kind of orchid ) European orchid having dense spikes of fragrant pink or lilac or red flowers with conspicuous spurs

(orchid is a part of ...) a projection below the mouth of certain mollusks that resembles a chin

(orchid is a part of ...) a projection like a chin formed by the sepals and base of the column in some orchids

(... is a member of orchid) enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers

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