Definition of orchis in English:

orchis

noun

  • 1An orchid of (or formerly of) a genus native to north temperate regions, characterized by a tuberous root and an erect fleshy stem bearing a spike of typically purple or pinkish flowers.

    1. 1.1dated Any wild orchid occurring in temperate regions.

Origin

Modern Latin, based on Greek orkhis, literally testicle (with reference to the shape of its tuber).

Pronunciation:

orchis

/ˈôrkəs/