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spider orchid Line breaks: spider or¦chid

Definition of spider orchid in English:


An orchid with a flower that is said to resemble a spider.
Example sentences
  • This is it caladenia integra, the smooth-lipped spider orchid.
  • Rare species of spider orchids are suddenly appearing in unexpected places in the cypress forests outside Narrandera.
  • The common name of this genus of orchids - spider orchids - reflects the ungainly appearance of the flowers.

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Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
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