Definition of Gymnadenia
1. Noun. Small genus of terrestrial orchids of North America and temperate Eurasia.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Fragrant Orchid, Gymnadenia Conopsea, Gymnadenia Odoratissima, Short-spurred Fragrant Orchid
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gymnadenia
Literary usage of Gymnadenia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilized by Insects by Charles Darwin (1889)
"gymnadenia CONOPSEA. rapidly set hard. Their nectaries are stored with free ... gymnadenia conopsea.—In general appearance this plant resembles pretty ..."
2. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1869)
"... its occasional absence in gymnadenia.-\ With regard to the length and shape of the spur, all gradations occur, quite unconnected with the presence or ..."