bee-orchis

bee-orchis
beeˈ-orchis noun
An orchid of the genus Ophrys, whose flower resembles a bee
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  • bee orchis — Orchis Or chis, prop. n.; pl. {Orchises}. [L., fr. Gr. ? a testicle, the orchis; so called from its tubers.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of endogenous plants growing in the North Temperate zone, and consisting of about eighty species. They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bee orchis — noun or bee orchid : a European orchid (Listera apifera) whose flowers bear a resemblance to bees, flies, or other insects * * * bee orchid or bee orchis, a European orchid noted for the resemblance of part of its flower to a bee …   Useful english dictionary

  • Orchis — Or chis, prop. n.; pl. {Orchises}. [L., fr. Gr. ? a testicle, the orchis; so called from its tubers.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of endogenous plants growing in the North Temperate zone, and consisting of about eighty species. They are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bee orchid — noun European orchid whose flowers resemble bumble bees in shape and color • Syn: ↑Ophrys apifera • Hypernyms: ↑orchid, ↑orchidaceous plant * * * noun see bee orchis * * * bee orchid or …   Useful english dictionary

  • Orchis militaris — Poir. is a synonym of Orchis italica. Military Orchid Military Orchid Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Bee Orchid — The orchid species Diuris carinata is also known as Bee Orchid. Bee orchid Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera var. aurita) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • butterfly orchis — Orchis Or chis, prop. n.; pl. {Orchises}. [L., fr. Gr. ? a testicle, the orchis; so called from its tubers.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of endogenous plants growing in the North Temperate zone, and consisting of about eighty species. They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fly orchis — Orchis Or chis, prop. n.; pl. {Orchises}. [L., fr. Gr. ? a testicle, the orchis; so called from its tubers.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of endogenous plants growing in the North Temperate zone, and consisting of about eighty species. They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orchises — Orchis Or chis, prop. n.; pl. {Orchises}. [L., fr. Gr. ? a testicle, the orchis; so called from its tubers.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of endogenous plants growing in the North Temperate zone, and consisting of about eighty species. They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • honeyflower — noun 1. erect bushy shrub of eastern Australia having terminal clusters of red flowers yielding much nectar • Syn: ↑honey flower, ↑mountain devil, ↑Lambertia formosa • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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