Definition of Ophrys

1. Noun. A hardy genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and northern Africa and western Asia.

Exact synonyms: Genus Ophrys
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Spider Orchid



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ophrys

Opheodrys aestivus
Opheodrys vernalis
Ophidiidae
Ophiodon
Ophiodon elongatus
Ophiodontidae
Ophioglossaceae
Ophioglossales
Ophioglossum
Ophioglossum pendulum
Ophiophagus hannan
Ophir
Ophisaurus
Ophiuchus
Ophryoscolecidae
Ophrys
Ophrys apifera
Ophrys insectifera
Ophrys muscifera
Ophrys sphegodes
Opiliones
Opisthobranchia
Opisthocomidae
Opisthocomus
Opisthocomus hoazin
Opisthognathidae
Opisthorchiidae
Opisthorchis sinensis
Opisthorchis viverrini
Opitz

Literary usage of Ophrys

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)
"Fly and Spider ophrys—Bee ophrys, apparently adapted for perpetual self-fertilisation, ... THE genus ophrys diners from Orchis chiefly in having separate ..."

2. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential ...by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1796)
"SPEC. CHAR. Root of clustered fleshy fibres. A pair of heart-shaped leaves on the stem. Nectary with four lobes. SYN. ophrys cordata. Linn. Sp. PI. 134O. ..."

3. A Systematic Arrangement of British Plants: With an Easy Introduction to the by William Withering (1812)
"ophrys. Mr. T?;iy mentions a larger sort, found in n pasture near ... and confirms the propriety of Mailer's generic characters. ST. ophrys ..."

4. Notes from a Diary: 1896 to January 23, 1901 by Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff (1905)
"In the afternoon we drove through Wye to a pleasant hunting-ground on the chalk, where Orchis maculata and pyramidalis were in great abundance. ophrys ..."

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