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See also: Orchis
From the genus name.
orchis (plural orchises)
- Any plant of the genus Orchis; an orchid.
- 1871, Agnes Maule Machar, Lucy Raymond Or, The Children's Watchword, page 25:
- In spring, what a place it was for wild flowers!―as Lucy Raymond and her brothers well knew, having often brought home thence great bunches of dielytras and convallarias and orchises; and at any time some bright blossoms were generally to be found gleaming through the shade.
- 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.
orchis f (genitive orchis); third declension
Third declension i-stem.