Definition of Purple-fringed orchis

1. Noun. North American orchid with clusters of fragrant purple fringed flowers.




2. Noun. North American orchid similar to Habenaria psycodes with larger paler flowers.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purple-fringed Orchis

puro
purocoll
puromycin
puromycine
puromycins
puros
purp
purparties
purparty
purpie
purpies
purple
purple-fish
purple-flowering raspberry
purple-fringed orchid
purple-fringed orchis (current term)
purple-hooded orchis
purple-staining Cortinarius
purple-stemmed aster
purple amaranth
purple anise
purple apricot
purple avens
purple bacteria
purple beech
purple boneset
purple chinese houses
purple clematis
purple clover
purple coral

Literary usage of Purple-fringed orchis

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1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1864)
"... and terminating in a raceme of many pale yellowish green flowers, the lip jagged or torn into a few capillary lobes. The small purple fringed orchis (P. ..."

2. Our Native Orchids: A Series of Drawings from Nature of All the Species by William Hamilton Gibson, Helena Dewey Leeming Jelliffe (1905)
"Twenty years ago Mr. Gibson made for " Highways and Byways" an illustration of the Smaller Purple Fringed Orchis tangled in a spider-web and receiving the ..."

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