Definition of Genus orchis
1. Noun. Type genus of the orchid family; hardy terrestrial orchids of the temperate the northern hemisphere.
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Orchis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Orchis
Literary usage of Genus orchis
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1. Botanical Abstracts by Board of Control of Botanical Abstracts (1921)
"5: 180-183. Pi. Ц-18. 1917 . 838. MCKECHNIE, H. Notes on the genus Orchis. Bot. Soc. and Exchange Club British Isles Rept. 5: 183-189. 1917 . ..."
2. Our Native Orchids: A Series of Drawings from Nature of All the Species by William Hamilton Gibson, Helena Dewey Leeming Jelliffe (1905)
"In the genus Orchis the plants have fleshy, fibrous roots, and in our species the stems consist of the flower stalk rising from one or two large leaves. ..."
3. The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects by Charles Darwin (1904)
"... include most of our common British species, and we will begin with the genus Orchis. The reader may find the following details rather difficult to ..."
4. Physical Geography by Mary Somerville (1854)
"Relating to the genus orchis. OR'GAN. From the Gr. organon, an instrument Part of an organized being, destined to exercise some particular function; ..."