dove plant

dove plant
dove plant,
an orchid of Central America. The central part of its flower looks somewhat like a white dove with expanded wings.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Dove plant — (Bot.) A Central American orchid ({Peristeria elata}), having a flower stem five or six feet high, with numerous globose white fragrant flowers. The column in the center of the flower resembles a dove; called also {Holy Spirit plant}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Holy Spirit plant — Dove plant Dove plant (Bot.) A Central American orchid ({Peristeria elata}), having a flower stem five or six feet high, with numerous globose white fragrant flowers. The column in the center of the flower resembles a dove; called also {Holy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy Spirit plant — Holy Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arthur Dove — Arthur Garfield Dove Arthur Dove, Nature Symbolized, (1911) Born August 2, 1880(1880 08 02) Canandaigua, New York …   Wikipedia

  • Ground dove — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pea dove — Pea Pea, n.; pl. {Peas}or {Pease}. [OE. pese, fr. AS. pisa, or OF. peis, F. pois; both fr. L. pisum; cf. Gr. ?, ?. The final s was misunderstood in English as a plural ending. Cf. {Pease}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant, and its fruit, of the genus {Pisum},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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