Definition of fringed orchid in English:

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fringed orchid


A North American orchid with a flower that has a fringed lip.
  • Genus Habenaria, family Orchidaceae: many species.
Example sentences
  • The technical review report on the proposal mentions on page 13 that ‘western prairie fringed orchids are known to be present on the proposed site.’
  • Actually, fringed orchids have been documented on this property since 1992, with as many as 200 flowering stems seen from the road and adjacent properties.
  • The threatened western prairie fringed orchid was documented at Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota, in 1985.

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Syllabification: fringed or·chid

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