Definition of pogonia in English:

pogonia

Pronunciation: /pəˈɡəʊnɪə//pɒˈɡəʊnɪə/

noun

  • An orchid of the northern hemisphere whose purple or yellowish-green flowers have a fringed lip.

    • ‘Small whorled pogonia is currently designated as Threatened in its entire range.’
    • ‘"Small Whorled-Big Mission" shows Marines training in woods populated with the small whorled pogonia.’
    • ‘In the proposed Burke Branch Wilderness, for instance, visitors can discover six-foot-tall cinnamon ferns, the rare whorled pogonia, and the last known mesic barren in North America.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek pōgōn beard + -ia.

Pronunciation:

pogonia

/pəˈɡəʊnɪə//pɒˈɡəʊnɪə/