Definition of Ragged orchid

1. Noun. Fringed orchid of the eastern United States having a greenish flower with the lip deeply lacerated.




Lexicographical Neighbors of Ragged Orchid

rager
ragers
ragery
rages
ragest
rageth
ragg
ragga
raggamuffin
raggamuffins
raggare
raggares
raggas
ragged
ragged-fringed orchid
ragged orchid (current term)
ragged orchis
ragged red fibers
ragged robin
raggeder
raggedest
raggedier
raggediest
raggedly
raggedness
raggednesses
raggedy
raggee
raggees
raggeries

Literary usage of Ragged orchid

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

1. Blossom Hosts and Insect Guests: How the Heath Family, the Bluets, the by William Hamilton Gibson, Eleanor E. Davie (1901)
"136 Figure showing the structure of the ragged orchid. ... 138 Figures illustrating method of fertilization of the ragged orchid. ..."

2. My Studio Neighbors by William Hamilton Gibson (1897)
"... Orchid 7pp The ragged orchid (Front Section) 200 The ragged orchid (Profile Section) 202 The ragged orchid (H. Lacera) and the Butterfly's Tongue. ..."

3. Nantucket Wild Flowers by Alice Owen Albertson (1921)
"R. Br. Greenish-white Ragged Fringed Orchid, ragged orchid, June-August Green Fringed Orchid. Habenaria: for derivation see ..."

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