orchis

Primary Meanings of orchis

1.
n
any of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes
2.
n
one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens
Full Definitions of orchis
1

n any of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes

Types:
Orchis mascula, early purple orchid, male orchis
Eurasian orchid with showy pink or purple flowers in a loose spike
Orchis papilionaceae, butterfly orchid, butterfly orchis
Mediterranean orchid having usually purple flowers with a fan-shaped spotted or striped rose-red lip
Orchis spectabilis, purple orchis, purple-hooded orchis, showy orchis
North American orchid having a spike of violet-purple flowers mixed with white; sepals and petals form a hood
Type of:
orchid, orchidaceous plant
any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
2

n one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens

Types:
cobblers
a man's testicles (from Cockney rhyming slang: cobbler's awl rhymes with ball)
undescended testicle, undescended testis
a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops
Type of:
gonad, sex gland
a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced
male reproductive gland
the reproductive organs of a man

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