Definition of Orchid family
1. Noun. Enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Family, Monocot Family
Group relationships: Orchidales, Order Orchidales
Member holonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant, Genus Orchis, Genus Aerides, Angraecum, Genus Angraecum, Genus Angrecum, Anoectochilus, Genus Anoectochilus, Aplectrum, Genus Aplectrum, Genus Arethusa, Genus Bletia, Bletilla, Genus Bletilla, Genus Brassavola, Brassia, Genus Brassia, Genus Caladenia, Genus Calanthe, Calopogon, Genus Calopogon, Genus Calypso, Catasetum, Genus Catasetum, Genus Cattleya, Cephalanthera, Genus Cephalanthera, Cleistes, Genus Cleistes, Coeloglossum, Genus Coeloglossum, Genus Coelogyne, Corallorhiza, Genus Corallorhiza, Coryanthes, Genus Coryanthes, Cycnoches, Genus Cycnoches, Genus Cymbidium, Cypripedium, Genus Cypripedium, Dactylorhiza, Genus Dactylorhiza, Genus Dendrobium, Genus Disa, Dracula, Genus Dracula, Dryadella, Genus Dryadella, Eburophyton, Genus Eburophyton, Encyclia, Genus Encyclia, Epidendrum, Genus Epidendrum, Epipactis, Genus Epipactis, Genus Glossodia, Glossodia, Genus Goodyera, Goodyera, Genus Grammatophyllum, Grammatophyllum, Genus Gymnadenia, Gymnadenia, Genus Gymnadeniopsis, Gymnadeniopsis, Genus Habenaria, Habenaria, Genus Hexalectris, Hexalectris, Genus Himantoglossum, Himantoglossum, Genus Laelia, Genus Liparis, Genus Listera, Listera, Genus Malaxis, Malaxis, Genus Masdevallia, Genus Maxillaria, Genus Miltonia, Miltonia, Genus Odontoglossum, Genus Oncidium, Genus Ophrys, Ophrys, Genus Paphiopedilum, Paphiopedilum, Genus Phaius, Genus Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis, Genus Pholidota, Pholidota, Genus Phragmipedium, Phragmipedium, Genus Platanthera, Platanthera, Genus Plectorrhiza, Plectorrhiza, Genus Pleione, Pleione, Genus Pleurothallis, Genus Pogonia, Genus Psychopsis, Psychopsis, Genus Pterostylis, Pterostylis, Genus Rhyncostylis, Rhyncostylis, Genus Sarcochilus, Sarcochilus, Genus Scaphosepalum, Scaphosepalum, Genus Schomburgkia, Schomburgkia, Genus Selenipedium, Selenipedium, Genus Sobralia, Genus Spiranthes, Spiranthes, Genus Stanhopea, Genus Stelis, Genus Trichoceros, Trichoceros, Genus Vanda, Genus Vanilla
Lexicographical Neighbors of Orchid Family
Literary usage of Orchid family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"orchid family. 1836. Perennial herbs, with corms, bulbs or tuberous roots, sheathing entire leaves, sometimes reduced to scales, the flowers perfect, ..."