orchidlike
adjective see orchid

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • orchidlike — adjective Resembling an orchid or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • orchid — noun Etymology: irregular from New Latin Orchis Date: 1845 1. any of a large family (Orchidaceae, the orchid family) of perennial epiphytic or terrestrial monocotyledonous plants that usually have showy 3 petaled flowers with the middle petal… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • isoamyl salicylate — Chem. a colorless, sometimes slightly yellow, synthetic oil, C12H16O3, having an orchidlike odor: used in perfumery. * * * …   Universalium

  • shellflower — /shel flow euhr/. n. 1. an eastern Asian plant, Alpinia zerumbet, of the ginger family, having pendulous clusters of fragrant white flowers with variegated markings. 2. See bells of Ireland. 3. any of several other plants with flowers or parts… …   Universalium

  • Zingiberales — ▪ plant order Introduction  the ginger and banana order of flowering plants, consisting of 8 families, 92 genera, and more than 2,100 species.       Members of Zingiberales are widely distributed in the tropics, particularly as shade plants in… …   Universalium

  • isoamyl salicylate — noun : amyl salicylate * * * Chem. a colorless, sometimes slightly yellow, synthetic oil, C12H16O3, having an orchidlike odor: used in perfumery …   Useful english dictionary

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