Definition of Genus himantoglossum
1. Noun. Small genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and Mediterranean region.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Himantoglossum Hircinum, Lizard Orchid
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Himantoglossum
Literary usage of Genus himantoglossum
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1. The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects by Charles Darwin (1904)
"... acquiring this position the two diverge slightly, so as to be ready to strike the two lateral stigmas. Orchis (sub-genus Himantoglossum) ..."