orchis orchis

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes
  2. (n) one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • They used a three-color cartoon of a topi-topped explorer cutting off an orchid, laboriously explained that orchis is Greek for testicle.

News

  • Dreamscapes Are Made of These

    Kristin Victoria Barron's Orchis collection of decorative objects owes something to her Jungian analyst.
    on November 27, 2013     Source: New York Times

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