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lizard orchid

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Definition of lizard orchid in English:

noun

A tall orchid with greenish flowers that have a very long twisted lip and a goat-like smell. It has spread from the Mediterranean area to more northern parts of Europe.
  • Himantoglossum hircinum, family Orchidaceae
Example sentences
  • Bees are fooled into pollinating the bee orchid and the wispy, twisting petals of the rare lizard orchid closely resemble lizards.

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