orchis

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Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

orchis (plural orchises)

  1. Any plant of the genus Orchis; an orchid
    • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 91
      He had a suit of summer mufti, and a broad-brimmed blue beaver hat looped with leaves broken from the hedgerows in the lanes, and a Leander scarf tucked full of flowers: loosestrife, meadowrue, orchis, ragged-robin.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὄρχις (órkhis, testicle, ovary, orchid).

Noun[edit]

orchis f (genitive orchis); third declension

  1. orchid (flower)
  2. kind of olive

Declension[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative orchis orchēs
genitive orchis orchium
dative orchī orchibus
accusative orchem orchēs
ablative orche orchibus
vocative orchis orchēs

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