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ˈɔr kɪsor·chis

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  1. orchisnoun

    any of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes

  2. testis, testicle, orchis, ball, ballock, bollock, nut, eggnoun

    one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens

    "she kicked him in the balls and got away"


  1. orchisnoun

    Any plant of the genus Orchis; an orchid


  1. orchis

    Orchis is a type of flower that belongs to the Orchidaceae family, also known as the orchid family. The term includes many types and species of plants that are often noted for their bright, vivid colors and intricate, delicate structures. Some types of orchis flowers are also known for having a strong and pleasant fragrance. They are often grown for decorative purposes, both indoors and outdoors. Certain species of orchis are found in the wild, while others may be cultivated and bred by horticulturists for specific traits.


  1. Orchis

    Orchis is a genus in the orchid family. This genus gets its name from the Ancient Greek ὄρχις orchis, meaning "testicle", from the appearance of the paired subterranean tuberoids. This genus occurs mainly in Europe, NW Africa, and it stretches as far Tibet, Mongolia, China and Japan. These terrestrial orchids have tubers instead of pseudobulbs. They are extremely diverse in appearance. They produce an erect stem. The inflorescence is a cylindrical to globular spike 5–15 cm long with yellow, red to purple flowers. They start flowering at the base, slowly progressing upwards, except the Monkey orchid that flowers in reverse order. The original genus Orchis used to contain more than 1,300 names. Since it was polyphyletic, it has been divided by Pridgeon et al., into several new genera: Ponerorchis, Schizodium, Steveniella.

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  1. chiros

  2. choirs

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orchis in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orchis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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