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pogonia Line breaks: po|go¦nia
Pronunciation: /pəˈɡəʊnɪə/
/pɒˈɡəʊnɪə/

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Definition of pogonia in English:

noun

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

Genus Pogonia, family Orchidaceae

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek pōgōn beard + -ia1.

Words that rhyme with pogonia

Amazonia, ammonia, Antonia, Babylonia, begonia, bonier, Catalonia, catatonia, Cephalonia, Estonia, Ionia, Laconia, Livonia, Macedonia, mahonia, Patagonia, pneumonia, Rondônia, sinfonia, Snowdonia, valonia, zirconia

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