Definition of Cycnoches
1. Noun. Genus of epiphytic or terrestrial tropical American orchids.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Swan Orchid, Swan-flower, Swan-neck, Swanflower, Swanneck
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cycnoches
Literary usage of Cycnoches
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1886)
"... it as a fresh cycnoches, an opinion we have seen lately reaccepted by an author whose own principles should have prevented him from doing so, ..."
2. Paxton's Flower Garden by John Lindley, Sir Joseph Paxton (1853)
"For ourselves we cannot answer the question : nor should we be astonished at finding some day a cycnoches no longer a cycnoches, but something else ..."
3. The Garden: An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches by William Robinson (1903)
"... and the curious arching column which has given rise to the name of Swan's- Deck Orchids, as the cycnoches are popularly Mown, is well developed. ..."