showy orchis

showy orchis

noun
a wild orchid, Orchis spectabilis, of eastern North America, having a spike of showy flowers, each with purple, pink, or white sepals and petals united into a galea and a white lip.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism

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showy orchis

noun
North American orchid having a spike of violet-purple flowers mixed with white; sepals and petals form a hood 
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