• (British) IPA: /ˈɔː.kɪs/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɔɹ.kɪs/

orchis (plural orchises)

  1. Any plant of the genus Orchis; an orchid. [16th C.]
    • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 91:
      He had a suit of summer mufti, and a broad-brimmed blue beaver hat looped with leaves broken from the hedgerows in the lanes, and a Leander scarf tucked full of flowers: loosestrife, meadowrue, orchis, ragged-robin.
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