Definition of pogonia in English:

pogonia

Line breaks: po|go¦nia
Pronunciation: /pəˈgəʊnɪə
 
, pɒˈgəʊnɪə
 
/

noun

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

    Genus Pogonia, family Orchidaceae

    More 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.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek pōgōn beard + -ia1.

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