Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, mid 19th century
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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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.