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or•chid



Pronunciation: (ôr'kid), [key]
n.
1. any terrestrial or epiphytic plant of the family Orchidaceae, of temperate and tropical regions, having usually showy flowers. Cf. orchid family.
2. the flower of any of these plants.
3. a bluish to reddish purple.

orchid-




var. of orchido- before a vowel: orchidology.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

orchi-orchidaceous
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