orchid family definition

  • noun:
    • a big family of epiphytic or terrestrial perennial herbs, the Orchidaceae, discovered chiefly into the tropics and subtropics and characterized by bilaterally shaped, showy plants with a substandard ovary and dustlike seeds.
    • enormous cosmopolitan category of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic flowers with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual plants

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