"I found it completely riveting," said Susan Orlean, author of The orchid Thief.
On my kitchen windowsill (yes, I have a windowed kitchen, my first ever), are four orchid plants.
Treated in this way, orchid flowers will last for weeks instead of days.
He would also carry out his dream by making the orchid a gift to Lady Coke.
For, as the orchid Hunter pointed out, in order to save life, one must sustain it.
How high his hopes had been when he and the Dutchman had carried off the orchid!
But Harriet Field had never had an orchid before from a man.
The parcel of orchid pods, which you have so kindly sent me, has followed me.
Over her shoulder the last dropping redness of the sun vanished and plunged the room into orchid twilight.
So when the orchid Hunter spoke he showed a touch of temper.
1845, introduced by John Lindley in "School Botanty," from Modern Latin Orchideæ (Linnaeus), the plant's family name, from Latin orchis, a kind of orchid, from Greek orkhis (genitive orkheos) "orchid," literally "testicle," from PIE *orghi-, the standard root for "testicle" (cf. Avestan erezi "testicles," Armenian orjik, Middle Irish uirgge, Irish uirge "testicle," Lithuanian erzilas "stallion"). The plant so called because of the shape of its root. Earlier in English in Latin form, orchis (1560s), and in Middle English it was ballockwort (c.1300; see ballocks). Marred by extraneous -d- in an attempt to extract the Latin stem.