Definition of Orchidaceous plant

1. Noun. Any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors.

Exact synonyms: Orchid
Terms within: Mentum, Mentum
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Specialized synonyms: Orchis, Aerides, Angrecum, Jewel Orchid, Adam-and-eve, Aplectrum Hyemale, Puttyroot, Arethusa, Bletia, Bletia Striata, Bletilla Striata, Brassavola, Brassia Lawrenceana, Spider Orchid, Brassia Verrucosa, Spider Orchid, Caladenia, Calanthe, Calopogon Pulchellum, Calopogon Tuberosum, Grass Pink, Calypso, Calypso Bulbosa, Fairy-slipper, Catasetum Macrocarpum, Jumping Orchid, Cattleya, Helleborine, Cleistes Divaricata, Funnel-crest Rosebud Orchid, Pogonia Divaricata, Spreading Pogonia, Cleistes Rosea, Pogonia Rosea, Rosebud Orchid, Coeloglossum Bracteatum, Satyr Orchid, Coeloglossum Viride, Frog Orchid, Coelogyne, Coral Root, Helmet Orchid, Helmetflower, Swan Orchid, Swan-flower, Swan-neck, Swanflower, Swanneck, Cymbid, Cymbidium, Cypripedia, Ladies' Slipper, Lady's Slipper, Lady-slipper, Slipper Orchid, Marsh Orchid, Common Spotted Orchid, Dactylorhiza Fuchsii, Dactylorhiza Maculata Fuchsii, Dendrobium, Disa, Eburophyton Austinae, Phantom Orchid, Snow Orchid, Cattleya Citrina, Encyclia Citrina, Tulip Orchid, Butterfly Orchid, Encyclia Tampensis, Epidendrum Tampense, Butterfly Orchid, Butterfly Orchis, Encyclia Venosa, Epidendrum Venosum, Epidendron, Helleborine, Tongue-flower, Tongueflower, Helleborine, Rattlesnake Plantain, Fragrant Orchid, Gymnadenia Conopsea, Gymnadenia Odoratissima, Short-spurred Fragrant Orchid, Fringed Orchid, Fringed Orchis, Frog Orchid, Rein Orchid, Rein Orchis, Crested Coral Root, Hexalectris Spicata, Hexalectris Warnockii, Texas Purple Spike, Himantoglossum Hircinum, Lizard Orchid, Laelia, Liparis, Twayblade, Fen Orchid, Fen Orchis, Liparis Loeselii, Broad-leaved Twayblade, Listera Convallarioides, Lesser Twayblade, Listera Cordata, Listera Ovata, Twayblade, Green Adder's Mouth, Malaxis Ophioglossoides, Malaxis-unifolia, Masdevallia, Maxillaria, Pansy Orchid, Odontoglossum, Butterfly Orchid, Butterfly Plant, Dancing Lady Orchid, Oncidium, Bee Orchid, Ophrys Apifera, Fly Orchid, Ophrys Insectifera, Ophrys Muscifera, Spider Orchid, Venus' Slipper, Venus's Shoe, Venus's Slipper, Phaius, Moth Orchid, Moth Plant, Rattlesnake Orchid, Habenaria Bifolia, Lesser Butterfly Orchid, Platanthera Bifolia, Greater Butterfly Orchid, Habenaria Chlorantha, Platanthera Chlorantha, Platanthera Leucophea, Prairie White-fringed Orchid, Tangle Orchid, Indian Crocus, Pleurothallis, Pogonia, Butterfly Orchid, Greenhood, Helmet Orchid, Foxtail Orchid, Orange-blossom Orchid, Sarcochilus Falcatus, Sobralia, Ladies' Tresses, Lady's Tresses, Stanhopea, Stelis, Fly Orchid, Vanda, Vanilla

Lexicographical Neighbors of Orchidaceous Plant

orchid cactus
orchid family
orchid tree
orchidaceous plant (current term)

Literary usage of Orchidaceous plant

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

1. Paxton's Flower Garden by John Lindley, Sir Joseph Paxton (1853)
"A showy terrestrial orchidaceous plant. Native of Brazil. Flowers yellow. Introduced by Lucombe, Pince, and Co. Received in a flowering state from the stove ..."

2. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1843)
"Or it may be grown suspended in a wire basket, like mi orchidaceous plant. It is propagated by suckers. Bot. Reg. 19. NEW Oil INTERESTING PLANTS IN FLOWER ..."

3. The Gardener's Magazine and Register of Rural and Domestic Improvement by J C Loudon (1839)
"From Mr. Dunsford, gardener to Baron Dimsdale, specimens of Coryanthes speciosa, an extremely curious orchidaceous plant, and of Combretum purpureum. ..."

4. The Florist and Garden Miscellany (1851)
"An orchidaceous plant of great beauty, with an inflorescence similar to A. ... An elegant orchidaceous plant, differing from the generality of the genus by ..."

5. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1837)
"... orchidaceous plant, with thick fleshy fibrous roots and purple spotted flowers." It grows about two feet high; the stem is of a brownish purple, ..."

6. The British Florist: Or, Lady's Journal of Horticulture (1846)
"Another beautiful orchidaceous plant, with somewhat the habit of a Phaius, and flowers similar to some of the smaller Cattleyas ; each flower is about three ..."

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