Definition of Pogonia

1. Noun. Any hardy bog orchid of the genus Pogonia: terrestrial orchids having slender rootstocks and erect stems bearing one or a few leaves and a solitary terminal flower.

Generic synonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Pogonia



Definition of Pogonia

1. a small orchid [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pogonia

poffles
pogey
pogeys
pogge
pogges
poggy
pogie
pogies
pogo
pogo stick
pogo sticks
pogoed
pogoer
pogoers
pogoing
pogonia (current term)
pogonias
pogoniasis
pogonion
pogonip
pogonips
pogonology
pogonophile
pogonophiles
pogonophobia
pogonophobias
pogonophoran
pogonophorans
pogonophore
pogonophores

Literary usage of Pogonia

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1. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons, Marion Satterlee (1900)
"pogonia ophioglossoides. Orchis Family. Stem.—Six to nine inches high; from a fibrous root. Leaves.—An oval or lance-oblong one near the middle of the stem, ..."

2. Our Native Orchids: A Series of Drawings from Nature of All the Species by William Hamilton Gibson, Helena Dewey Leeming Jelliffe (1905)
"It serves as a type of the pogonia, a genus of thirty species that are scattered over the world, and five of which grow in North America. ..."

3. The Mysteries of the Flowers by Herbert Waldron Faulkner (1917)
"interchanged—as we see in the sectional view of the rose pogonia. ROSE pogonia; SNAKE-MOUTH pogoniapogonia ..."

4. Orchidaceae: Illustrations and Studies of the Family Orchidaceae by Oakes Ames (1922)
"Consequently a diversity of treatment of pogonia and its allies has resulted, not only in our local floras, but in more comprehensive works that deal with ..."

5. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1899)
"... relations of stem and root were about as represented in the accompanying diagram. The books, as a rule, discuss the subject of the root of this pogonia ..."

6. Manual of Botany, for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1829)
"Spec, medeoloides, must be erased, it is described at p. 335, under pogonia. ASCLEPIAS. In some Of the species, ..."

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