any plant of the genus Platanthera (or Habenaria), family Orchidaceae, which has about 100 species native to Eurasia, North Africa, and North and Central America. "Butterfly orchid" is also the common name for a species of the genus Psychopsis.
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|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|