Thursday, January 06, 2011
What does the word "Orchidaceous" mean?
ˌȯr-kə-ˈdā-shəs\ means of, relating to or resembling the orchids. Now that is a cool definition, don't you think? Orchidaceous also means showy or ostentatious. So the word orchidaceous (wait, I can't spell check orchidaceous, hmm) means relating to or resembling orchids. Orchids are air plants, they use the air you and I breathe to live. That means an orchidaceous plant can be a fern (also an air plant) and bromeliads (the pineapple is a bromeliad) which are also air plants. I wonder who made up this word, because I like it a lot? Don't you?
Posted by Steve Peralta at 4:06 PM