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Meaning of ORCHIS

Pronunciation:  'owrkis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
  2. [n]  any of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes

ORCHIS is a 6 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: ball, ballock, bollock, egg, nut, testicle, testis
 See Also: arteria testicularis, butterfly orchid, butterfly orchis, cobblers, ductus deferens, early purple orchid, epididymis, family jewels, genus Orchis, gonad, internal spermatic artery, male genital organ, male genitalia, male genitals, male orchis, male reproductive gland, male reproductive system, orchid, orchidaceous plant, Orchis mascula, Orchis papilionaceae, Orchis spectabilis, purple orchis, purple-hooded orchis, rete testis, seminiferous tubule, showy orchis, spermatic cord, testicular artery, testicular vein, undescended testicle, undescended testis, vas deferens, vena testicularis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Or"chis\, n.; pl. {Orchises}. [L., fr. Gr. ? a testicle,
the orchis; -- so called from its tubers.]
1. (Bot.) A genus of endogenous plants growing in the North
   Temperate zone, and consisting of about eighty species.
   They are perennial herbs growing from a tuber (beside
   which is usually found the last year's tuber also), and
   are valued for their showy flowers. See {Orchidaceous}.

2. (Bot.) Any plant of the same family with the orchis; an

Note: The common names, such as bee orchis, fly orchis,
      butterfly orchis, etc., allude to the peculiar form of
      the flower.