orchis

NOUN
  1. one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens
    she kicked him in the balls and got away
  2. any of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes
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How To Use orchis In A Sentence

  • Exit orchis: A little action now would save our fast disappearing wildlife. Aldo Leopold (Complete Bibliography)
  • Aster thought of taking steamboat to go and see Orchis, but he was saved that expense by the unexpected arrival in Marietta of Orchis in person, suddenly called there by that strange kind of capriciousness lately characterizing him. The Confidence-Man
  • Bishop's Cap, Dutchman's breeches, and showy orchis. Pros and Cons of Wildflower Collection
  • Of all the fragrant blossoms that haunt the woods, I know none so exquisite as that night-scented orchis which is called indifferently, the butterfly or the lily of the valley. The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851
  • O'er the muir, amang the heather," Eleanor's walk had gone; and her basket was gay with gorse and broom just opening; but from grassy banks on her way she had brought the bright blue speedwell; and clematis and bryony from the hedges, and from under them wild hyacinth and white campion and crane's-bill and primroses; and a meadow she had passed over gave her one or two pretty kinds of orchis, with daisies and cowslips, and grasses of various kinds. The Old Helmet
  • —The testis, developed in the lumbar region, may be arrested or delayed in its transit to the scrotum (cryptorchism). XI. Splanchnology. 3c. The Male Genital Organs
  • Walking through the grass, and thinking of the dew and the beautiful morning sunshine, I scarcely noticed the quantity of cuckoo-flowers, or cardamine, till presently it occurred to me that it was very late in the season for cuckoo-flowers and stooping I picked one, and in the act saw it was an orchis -- the early purple. The Life of the Fields
  • A kind of orchis, and used, with its various appellations, "sensu obsc. Notes and Queries, Number 193, July 9, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc
  • Not more surprised than alarmed, China Aster thought of taking steamboat to go and see Orchis, but he was saved that expense by the unexpected arrival in Marietta of Orchis in person, suddenly called there by that strange kind of capriciousness lately characterizing him. The Confidence-Man
  • He was a very unlovely man was Private Sim, especially when asleep, for at this time he opened his mouth very wide, and around it the busy flies were flitting, evidently taking it for the flower of some new kind of orchis or carnivorous plant, and they buzzed about and around it as if enjoying the fun of going as near as they could without quite getting into danger. Middy and Ensign
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