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orchidaceous Syllabification: or·chi·da·ceous
Pronunciation: /ˌôrkəˈdāSHəs/

Definition of orchidaceous in English:


Of, relating to, or denoting plants of the orchid family (Orchidaceae).
Example sentences
  • The play, staged in the Lyttelton Loft, is excellently designed by Jon Bausor, who uses video screens to augment the image of the garden as an orchidaceous enclave.


Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Orchidaceae (plural) + -ous.

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