Definition of Orchid family

1. Noun. Enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers.

Exact synonyms: Family Orchidaceae, Orchidaceae
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Family, Monocot Family
Group relationships: Orchidales, Order Orchidales
Member holonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant, Genus Orchis, Genus Aerides, Angraecum, Genus Angraecum, Genus Angrecum, Anoectochilus, Genus Anoectochilus, Aplectrum, Genus Aplectrum, Genus Arethusa, Genus Bletia, Bletilla, Genus Bletilla, Genus Brassavola, Brassia, Genus Brassia, Genus Caladenia, Genus Calanthe, Calopogon, Genus Calopogon, Genus Calypso, Catasetum, Genus Catasetum, Genus Cattleya, Cephalanthera, Genus Cephalanthera, Cleistes, Genus Cleistes, Coeloglossum, Genus Coeloglossum, Genus Coelogyne, Corallorhiza, Genus Corallorhiza, Coryanthes, Genus Coryanthes, Cycnoches, Genus Cycnoches, Genus Cymbidium, Cypripedium, Genus Cypripedium, Dactylorhiza, Genus Dactylorhiza, Genus Dendrobium, Genus Disa, Dracula, Genus Dracula, Dryadella, Genus Dryadella, Eburophyton, Genus Eburophyton, Encyclia, Genus Encyclia, Epidendrum, Genus Epidendrum, Epipactis, Genus Epipactis, Genus Glossodia, Glossodia, Genus Goodyera, Goodyera, Genus Grammatophyllum, Grammatophyllum, Genus Gymnadenia, Gymnadenia, Genus Gymnadeniopsis, Gymnadeniopsis, Genus Habenaria, Habenaria, Genus Hexalectris, Hexalectris, Genus Himantoglossum, Himantoglossum, Genus Laelia, Genus Liparis, Genus Listera, Listera, Genus Malaxis, Malaxis, Genus Masdevallia, Genus Maxillaria, Genus Miltonia, Miltonia, Genus Odontoglossum, Genus Oncidium, Genus Ophrys, Ophrys, Genus Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum, Genus Phaius, Genus Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis, Genus Pholidota, Pholidota, Genus Phragmipedium, Phragmipedium, Genus Platanthera, Platanthera, Genus Plectorrhiza, Plectorrhiza, Genus Pleione, Pleione, Genus Pleurothallis, Genus Pogonia, Genus Psychopsis, Psychopsis, Genus Pterostylis, Pterostylis, Genus Rhyncostylis, Rhyncostylis, Genus Sarcochilus, Sarcochilus, Genus Scaphosepalum, Scaphosepalum, Genus Schomburgkia, Schomburgkia, Genus Selenipedium, Selenipedium, Genus Sobralia, Genus Spiranthes, Spiranthes, Genus Stanhopea, Genus Stelis, Genus Trichoceros, Trichoceros, Genus Vanda, Genus Vanilla



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orchid Family

orchestrator
orchestrators
orchestre
orchestrelle
orchestrelles
orchestric
orchestrina
orchestrinas
orchestrion
orchestrions
orchi-
orchialgia
orchichorea
orchid
orchid cactus
orchid family (current term)
orchid tree
orchidaceous
orchidaceous plant
orchidalgia
orchidean
orchidectomies
orchidectomy
orchideous
orchidic
orchiditis
orchidlike
orchido-
orchidological
orchidologist

Literary usage of Orchid family

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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"orchid family. 1836. Perennial herbs, with corms, bulbs or tuberous roots, sheathing entire leaves, sometimes reduced to scales, the flowers perfect, ..."

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