Definition of Coryanthes

1. Noun. Small genus of tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic orchids.

Exact synonyms: Genus Coryanthes
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Helmet Orchid, Helmetflower



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coryanthes

Cortinarius semisanguineus
Cortinarius subfoetidus
Cortinarius violaceus
Cortland
Cortone Acetate
Corvette
Corvidae
Corvisart's facies
Corvisart des Marets
Corvus
Corvus brachyrhyncos
Corvus corax
Corvus frugilegus
Corvus monedula
Cory
Coryanthes
Corybant
Corybants
Corydalidae
Corydalis
Corydalis claviculata
Corydalis sempervirens
Corydalis solida
Corydalus
Corydalus cornutus
Corylaceae
Corylopsis
Corylus
Corylus americana
Corylus avellana

Literary usage of Coryanthes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Timehri: The Journal of the Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of by Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of British Guiana (1893)
"coryanthes maculata.—We have lately had another good opportunity of observing the wonderful contrivances by which the flowers of this orchid are fertilised. ..."

2. Conversations on Nature and Art (1839)
"coryanthes MACU- LATA. SHAGREEN.—FRAGRANCE OF FLOWERS AFTER RAIN. What are flowers? perfect things Breathing in unwholesome air; Left to aid Hope's weary ..."

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