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Orchis lactea with root visible.

EtymologyEdit

From Latin orchis, from Ancient Greek ὄρχις (órkhis, orchid, testicle) (ostensibly from the shape of the roots[1]).

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orchid (plural orchids)

  1. a plant of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), bearing unusually-shaped flowers of beautiful colours.
  2. (colour) a light bluish-red, violet-red or purple colour.
    orchid colour:  


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orchid (not comparable)

  1. (colour) having a light purple colour.

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  1. ^ ὄρχις in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press

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