Definition of arethusa in English:

arethusa

noun

  • A pinkish-red North American wild orchid that grows in boggy ground.

    Also called dragon's mouth
    • ‘To hear a lovely bunch of the Arethusa called Swamp Pink is not so strange.’
    • ‘This bog's stand of Arethusa is unusually large, and contains some rarities.’
    • ‘It is Arethusa, one of the Orchids and one of the most charming posies in the meadow lot.’

Pronunciation:

arethusa

/ˌerəˈTHo͞ozə/