Definition of 'orchid'
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You could also use citrus plants and orchids. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But no one seems to know what has happened to the many rare orchids once housed there. Times, Sunday Times (2006)WHAT'S causing white sticky spots on my moth orchids? The Sun (2013)This is a good time of year to look for wild orchids. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The couple stayed for five minutes and also left a single white orchid and teddy bear. The Sun (2012)The wild orchids of summer are now coming up. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The couple left a white orchid and a teddy bear along with a card. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One of the first wild orchids to flower is the early purple orchid. Times, Sunday Times (2010)My bamboo orchid has white spots on its leaves. The Sun (2016)This is the early purple orchid. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some are highly scented, which is quite rare in the orchid family. Times, Sunday Times (2015)WHAT puts white spots on my moth orchid? The Sun (2015)WHAT causes a fine web to form on the leaves of my moth orchid? The Sun (2010)It is home to rare orchids, a bluebell carpet which will shortly burst into colour and roe deer. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He experimented with carnivorous plants and orchids in the greenhouses, and studied natural selection on a special patch of weeds. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In spring, the woods offer bluebells and early purple orchids and you may see the barn owls that breed here. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But it is rather magical to see orchids and pitcher plants in full fling, all that glossy greenery that winter has spoilt outdoors. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'orchid'
British English: orchid /ˈɔːkɪd/ NOUN
An orchid is a plant with brightly coloured, unusually shaped flowers.
- American English: orchid
- Arabic: زَهْرَةُ الْأَوَرْكِيد
- Brazilian Portuguese: orquídea
- Chinese: 兰花
- Croatian: orhideja
- Czech: orchidej
- Danish: orkidé
- Dutch: orchidee
- European Spanish: orquídea
- Finnish: orkidea
- French: orchidée
- German: Orchidee
- Greek: ορχιδέα
- Italian: orchidea
- Japanese: ラン
- Korean: 난초
- Norwegian: orkidé
- Polish: storczyk
- European Portuguese: orquídea
- Romanian: orhidee
- Russian: орхидея
- Spanish: orquídea
- Swedish: orkidé
- Thai: ต้นกล้วยไม้
- Turkish: orkide
- Ukrainian: орхідея
- Vietnamese: cây phong lan
Definition of orchid from the Collins English Dictionary
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