Definition of spider orchid in English:

spider orchid

noun

  • An orchid with a flower that is said to resemble a spider.

    • ‘This is it caladenia integra, the smooth-lipped spider orchid.’
    • ‘Join in a walk around the Hoe discovering the early spider orchids.’
    • ‘The greenish yellow flowers are unique to this coastal spider orchid.’
    • ‘The common name of this genus of orchids - spider orchids - reflects the ungainly appearance of the flowers.’
    • ‘Rare species of spider orchids are suddenly appearing in unexpected places in the cypress forests outside Narrandera.’