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Thursday, January 28

Orchidaceous

[or-kə-DAY-shəs]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid 19th century

1.

Flashy, showy, as if an orchid.

Examples of Orchidaceous in a sentence

"The singer's outfit was colorful, shiny, and downright orchidaceous."

"My decorating tastes can be a bit orchidaceous."

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About Orchidaceous

Orchidaceous originated from the modern Latin word "Orchidaceae," the term for plants of the orchid variety.

Did you Know?

Orchidaceous is a poetic adjective to describe something with flashy beauty, just like the orchid flower. If you're thinking of picking up an orchid for the first time, try caring for a Phalaenopsis (moth orchid). They're considered the perfect beginner's plant.

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