Definition of Genus ophrys
1. Noun. A hardy genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and northern Africa and western Asia.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Spider Orchid
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ophrys
Literary usage of Genus ophrys
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1886)
"The only parallel instance of real mimicry of an insect known to me is in the well-known genus Ophrys. In both cases the resemblance is more suggestive than ..."
2. The Popular Science Monthly (1893)
"In 1833 Robert Brown conjectured that the remarkable insect- like forms of the flowers of the genus Ophrys (bee orchid, etc.) " are intended to deter, ..."