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pogonia Line breaks: po|go¦nia
Pronunciation: /pəˈɡəʊnɪə/

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Definition of pogonia in English:


An orchid of the northern hemisphere whose purple or yellowish-green flowers have a fringed lip.

Genus Pogonia, family Orchidaceae

Example sentences
  • "Small Whorled-Big Mission" shows Marines training in woods populated with the small whorled pogonia.
  • Small whorled pogonia is currently designated as Threatened in its entire range.
  • In the proposed Burke Branch Wilderness, for instance, visitors can discover six-foot-tall cinnamon ferns, the rare whorled pogonia, and the last known mesic barren in North America.


Modern Latin, from Greek pōgōn beard + -ia1.

Words that rhyme with pogonia

Amazonia, ammonia, Antonia, Babylonia, begonia, bonier, Catalonia, catatonia, Cephalonia, Estonia, Ionia, Laconia, Livonia, Macedonia, mahonia, Patagonia, pneumonia, Rondônia, sinfonia, Snowdonia, valonia, zirconia
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