Definition of orchis in English:

orchis

noun

  • 1An orchid of (or formerly of) a genus native to north temperate regions, characterized by a tuberous root and an erect fleshy stem bearing a spike of typically purple or pinkish flowers.

    1. 1.1dated [with modifier]Any wild orchid occurring in temperate regions.

Origin

Modern Latin, based on Greek orkhis, literally testicle (with reference to the shape of its tuber).

Pronunciation:

orchis

/ˈɔːkɪs/