Definitions for orchidˈɔr kɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•chidˈɔr kɪd(n.)

  1. any terrestrial or epiphytic plant of the family Orchidaceae, of temperate and tropical regions, having usu. showy flowers.

    Category: Plants

  2. the flower of any of these plants.

    Category: Botany

  3. a bluish to reddish purple.

Origin of orchid:

1845; < NL Orchideae (later Orchidaceae) family name = L orch(is) a plant (see orchis ) +-ideae, irreg. suffix (cf. -idae ); see -id2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. orchid, orchidaceous plant(noun)

    any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. orchid(noun)ˈɔr kɪd

    a plant with delicate, irregular-shaped flowers in many different colors


  1. orchid(Noun)

    a plant of the orchid family, bearing unusually-shaped flowers of beautiful colours.

  2. orchid(Adjective)

    (colour) having a light purple colour.

  3. Origin: From orchis, from ὄρχις


  1. Orchid

    Orchid was a screamo band from Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Considered by many to be one of the pioneers of the "screamo" sound, Orchid combined this with a post-modern aesthetic, releasing several extended play and splits as well as three LPs. The band consisted of Jayson Green as lead vocalist, drummer Jeffrey Salane, guitarist Will Killingsworth and bassist Geoff Garlock. In 1999 Orchid released their first record Chaos Is Me and a year after in 2000 released Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow! In July 2002 they released their third studio album Gatefold and later in the year, in September, Orchid released a compilation of both their first and second albums onto CD containing all 21 tracks from both. After the release of both they split up. Posthumously, in 2005 Orchid released Totality, a compilation album comprised all of 24 tracks from out of press and hard to find B-side and split EP material previously only available on vinyl.

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a kind of plant usually having brightly-coloured or unusually-shaped flowers.

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