orchid orchid  /ˈɔr kəd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors

Usage(s):

  1. Best Flower Market Bangkok, Thailand Some orchids give off the scent of tangerine honey or milk chocolate.
  2. If a flower is a work of art, an orchid is a masterpiece.
  3. Most expensive of flowers is, of course, the orchid, for which collectors have sometimes paid as much as $5,000 a plant.

News

  1. Orchid research on hold

    Anthurium isn’t the only flower that University of Hawaii scientists have considered for genetic engineering. Research has also been done on making a virus-resistant orchid, but funding has dried up, leaving that effort on hold, said Teresita Amore, assistant researcher with the University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: West Hawaii Today

  2. Orchid Island Capital, Inc. Announces the Declaration of the Monthly Dividend for June 2013 and Portfolio Summary as ...

    VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Orchid Island Capital, Inc. (NYSE MKT:ORC) announced that today the Board of Directors declared a monthly cash dividend for the month of June 2013. The dividend of $0.135 per share ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Conejo Orchid Society holds annual show, sale

    The Conejo Orchid Society is holding its annual Orchid Show and Sale this weekend in the Community Room at the Thousand Oaks Library.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star

Quotes

  1. "I was in [the girl group Wild Orchid] for 11 years, and a lot of times we would go places and try to perform and nobody wanted to see us," says Fergie, 33, who performs solo Friday night at the Hard Rock Live. "We had some good times -- we...
    on Sep 25, 2008 By: Fergie Black Eyed Peas Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. "The UK is one of the most dynamic lingerie markets and we are very excited about the opportunity to build on the success that Wild Orchid has achieved in Russia," said Alexander Fedorov, president of Wild Orchid Group.
    on Aug 19, 2007 By: Alexander Fedorov Source: Financial Times (subscription)

  3. Professional wrestling was broadcast live across America almost every night (programmers had few better ideas), and "the Human Orchid," as Gorgeous George called himself, was among the most famous and invigorating entertainers alive - the swishy...
    on Sep 18, 2008 By: George Wagner Source: New York Times

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