Definition of Genus ophrys

1. Noun. A hardy genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and northern Africa and western Asia.

Exact synonyms: Ophrys
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Spider Orchid

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ophrys

genus Oniscus
genus Onobrychis
genus Onoclea
genus Ononis
genus Onopordon
genus Onopordum
genus Onosmodium
genus Onychium
genus Onychogalea
genus Onychomys
genus Opheodrys
genus Ophiodon
genus Ophioglossum
genus Ophiophagus
genus Ophisaurus
genus Ophrys
genus Opisthocomus
genus Opuntia
genus Orbignya
genus Orchestia
genus Orchis
genus Orcinus
genus Oreamnos
genus Orectolobus
genus Oreopteris
genus Oreortyx
genus Origanum
genus Oriolus
genus Orites
genus Ormosia

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, ..."

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