lizard orchid

lizard orchid
noun
an orchid of the genus Himantoglossum
Hypernyms: ↑orchid, ↑orchidaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Himantoglossum, ↑genus Himantoglossum

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lizard orchid noun
A rare European orchid (Himantoglossum hircinum) bearing a fanciful resemblance to a lizard
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