Definition of Red helleborine

1. Noun. Orchid of Mediterranean and Asia having a lax spike of bright rose-pink flowers.

Exact synonyms: Cephalanthera Rubra
Group relationships: Cephalanthera, Genus Cephalanthera
Generic synonyms: Helleborine

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red Helleborine

red giant star
red giants
red ginger
red goatfish
red goods
red goosefoot
red gram
red grouse
red guard
red guards
red gum
red hair
red half-moon
red haw
red heat
red helleborine (current term)
red hepatisation
red herring
red herrings
red hot
red huckleberry
red induration
red infarct
red ink
red jungle fowl
red juniper
red kangaroo
red kangaroos
red kauri
red kite

Literary usage of Red helleborine

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1. Memorials of John Bartram and Humphry Marshall by William Darlington, Peter Collinson (1849)
"But BILLY'S fine painting has given me a complete idea of its beauty; and that fine red helleborine [Calopogon, R. Br. ?], which I have long wanted. ..."

2. The Student's Flora of the British Islands by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1878)
"Europe, W. Siberia, W. Asia. 3. C. ru'bra, Rich.; leaves lanceolate, bracts exceeding the glandular pubescent ovaries, flowers rose-purple. red helleborine ..."

3. Modern Geography: A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and by John Pinkerton, Samuel Vince, Benjamin Smith Barton (1804)
"... impatiens noli-me-tangere ; and the rare serapias rubra, red helleborine. The marsh ditches abound with stratiotes aloides, ..."

4. Lesvos by Brian Anderson, Eileen Anderson (2004)
"We ourselves played a small part in providing the first-ever recording of the red helleborine, Cephalanthera rubra, on the island. ..."

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