dead-men's-fingers definition

  • noun:
    • The hand-orchis, Orchis maculata: so named from its pale hand-like tubers. The name can also be directed at various other species of Orchis and also to another plants.
    • An alcyonarian or halcyonoid polyp associated with purchase Alcyonace√¶, family members Alcyoniid√¶, and genus Alcyonium, as A. digitatum. Also known as cow-paps and mermaid's-glove. See Alcyonium.
    • the fruiting systems for the fungi of this genus Xylaria
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