Definition of Ophrys apifera
1. Noun. European orchid whose flowers resemble bumble bees in shape and color.
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Literary usage of Ophrys apifera
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1. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1844)
"... Triticum Nardus, Poa bulbosa, Potentilla verna, Orchis fusca, Ophrys apifera, and Prunus Mahaleb also occur. In the Bois de la Butte verde, besides many ..."
2. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1807)
"Ophrys apifera. Huds. Fl . An. 391. Curt. Lond. fase. 1. t. 66. With. Bot. Arf. 993. Reih. Cant. 339. Sibth. Ox. 13. Orchis- fuciflora galea et alis ..."
3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"(2) O. versicolor, ~L.—Ches.; Scotl. Pratt. (3) Lamium album, L.—Leic. Bee Orchis. A common but not an old name for Ophrys apifera, L-pv ---. f IF JC vr . ..."
4. Habit and Intelligence: A Series of Essays on the Laws of Life and Mind by Joseph John Murphy (1879)
"The case of Ophrys apifera (the Bee Orchis) is an apparent exception, for, ... Ophrys apifera most probably inherits its conspicuous flower from an ancestor ..."
5. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"(1) Ophrys apifera, L.— Wight, Fl. Vect. The lip is ' in form and colour so like a bee, ... A common but not an old name for Ophrys apifera, L.—Prior, p. ..."