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arethusa

Syllabification: ar·e·thu·sa
Pronunciation: /ˌerəˈTHo͞ozə
 
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Definition of arethusa in English:

noun

A pinkish-red North American wild orchid that grows in boggy ground. Also called dragon's mouth.
  • Arethusa bulbosa, family Orchidaceae
Example sentences
  • It is Arethusa, one of the Orchids and one of the most charming posies in the meadow lot.
  • To hear a lovely bunch of the Arethusa called Swamp Pink is not so strange.
  • This bog's stand of Arethusa is unusually large, and contains some rarities.

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