Share this entry

Share this page

fly orchid

Line breaks: fly or¦chid

Definition of fly orchid in English:

noun

A European woodland orchid with flowers that resemble flies.
  • Ophrys insectifera, family Orchidaceae
Example sentences
  • Fly orchid and a sea of marsh hellebores were among the 21 species seen.
  • The sight of a colony of fly orchid was amongst the rewards.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something