pogonia

pogonia

[puh-goh-nee-uh, -gohn-yuh]
noun
a terrestrial orchid of the genus Pogonia, of North America.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin < Greek pōgōníās bearded (with reference to the lip which is frequently fringed)

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pogonia (pəˈɡəʊnɪə)
 
n
any orchid of the chiefly American genus Pogonia, esp the snakesmouth, having pink or white fragrant flowers
 
[C19: New Latin, from Greek pōgōnias bearded, from pōgōn a beard]

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