Definition of epichile in US English:

epichile

(also epichil)

noun

Botany
  • In an orchid flower: the terminal part of any labellum divided into distinct sections.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist. Shortened from epichilium.

Pronunciation

epichile

/ˈɛpɪkʌɪl/