Definition of Ophrys apifera

1. Noun. European orchid whose flowers resemble bumble bees in shape and color.

Exact synonyms: Bee Orchid
Generic synonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ophrys Apifera

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

Literary usage of Ophrys apifera

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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. ..."

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