orchid, orchidaceous plant(noun)
any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
a plant of the orchid family, bearing unusually-shaped flowers of beautiful colours.
(colour) having a light purple colour.
Origin: From orchis, from ὄρχις
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
or′kid, n. a plant with a rich, showy, often fragrant flower, frequently found growing, in warm countries, on rocks and stems of trees.—adjs. Orchidā′ceous, Orchid′ēous, pertaining to the orchids.—ns. Orchidol′ogy, the knowledge of orchids; Or′chis, a genus containing ten of the British species of orchids. [Gr. orchis, a testicle.]
The numerical value of orchid in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of orchid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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Mummy had the fragility of an orchid, the energy of a hummingbird, the tenacity of a hunter. She could change calm waters into a raging storm with a look and the lift of a finger, my heart is a hole without her, but that hole will definitely be filled with incredible memories, sweet, salty and funny. I want her memory to linger with those who knew her and be given to those who did not.
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- orchidej, orchideaCzech
- Knabenkraut, OrchideeGerman
- kämmekkä, orkideaFinnish
- 蘭の花, 蘭Japanese
- 난초, 蘭草Korean
- orchidee, lichtpaarsDutch
- storczyk, orchideaPolish
- orhideja, kaćunSerbo-Croatian
- phong lan, cây lanVietnamese
- lorkid, rogidVolapük
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