Definition of Orchis mascula

1. Noun. Eurasian orchid with showy pink or purple flowers in a loose spike.

Exact synonyms: Early Purple Orchid, Male Orchis
Generic synonyms: Orchis

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orchis Mascula

Orbeli effect
Orbignya cohune
Orbignya martiana
Orbignya phalerata
Orbignya spesiosa
Orchis mascula (current term)
Orchis papilionaceae
Orchis spectabilis
Orcinus orca
Ord kangaroo rat
Order of Australia
Order of Friars Minor
Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Order of the Purple Heart

Literary usage of Orchis mascula

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1. The Toilers of the Field by Richard Jefferies (1907)
"Orchis mascula. THE Orchis mascula grew in the brook corner, and in early spring sent up a tall spike of purple flowers. This plant stood alone in an angle ..."

2. The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilized by Insects by Charles Darwin (1889)
"... Structure of the flower of Orchis mascula—Power of movement of th« pollinia—Perfect adaptation of the parts in Orchis ..."

3. The History of the County of Dublin by John D'Alton (1838)
"... orchis bifolia, butterfly orchis, flowering in June ; orchis mascula, early purple orchis ; carex curta, white sedge, flowering in June; carex recurva, ..."

4. Dublin Quarterly Journal of Science by Samuel Haughton (1866)
"It is an early Orchis mascula, and the first time I believe it to have been ever seen with double flowers. Happily, the parts are so large, ..."

5. Vegetable Substances Used for the Food of Man by Edwin Lankester (1832)
"SALEP—Orchis mascula.—This plant is assiduously cultivated in the East, for the sake of its root, which forms a considerable part of the diet of the ..."

6. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"Orchis mascula, L.—Ger. Cuckoo-pint. (1) Arum maculatum, L. —Lyte; ... 24. It is a contraction of Cuckoo-pintle. (2) Orchis mascula, L.—N. Bucks. ..."

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