One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of various European orchids originally regarded as members of a distinct genus Satyrium, especially Himantoglossum hircinum and Orchis mascula.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Gerard (c1545–1612), herbalist. Probably after post-classical Latin testiculus hirci; compare stone.
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