pogonia definition

  • noun:
    • Any of various small terrestrial orchids of genus Pogonia, of this North Temperate Zone, having red or whitish blossoms.
    • A genus of terrestrial orchids of the tribe Neottieæ and subtribe Arethuseæ, characterized by the distinct and in most cases erect sepals, the long wingless line, additionally the undivided or three-lobed lip.
    • Plural of pogonium.
    • any robust bog orchid of genus Pogonia: terrestrial orchids having slender rootstocks and erect stems bearing one or some leaves and a solitary terminal flower

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