orchidaceous


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orchidaceous

(ôr′kĭ-dā′shəs)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the orchid family.
2. Suggesting an orchid flower in extravagance, exoticism, or luxuriant beauty: "one of those brilliant orchidaceous days on the North Shore of Oahu" (Paul Theroux).
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In 1995, exporting a number of species, such as storax, bulbs of some natural plants, and species of Orchidaceous in every form, were prohibited by the Export Regime Decision of 1995 (Ozugurlu and Duzgun 2000).
Now that university courses in History of the Dandy are well-established, one may wonder what brought Shonibare to the topic of the male figure who through orchidaceous self-presentation makes art of himself.
In comparison, even Hegel's and Proust's books seem optional, orchidaceous extras.
Pennsylvanicum) our earliest one, but entire leaved and with a downy stem and leaf; I have not seen it in Massachusetts; Diervilla trifida; Microstylis ophioglossoides, an orchidaceous plant new to us; wild holly (Nemopanthes Canadensis); the great round-leaved orchis (Platanthera orbiculata), not long in bloom; Spiranthes cernua, at the top; bunchberry, reddening as we ascended, green at the base of the mountain, red at the top; and the small fern, Woodsia ilvensis, growing in tufts, now in fruit.
Truth to tell, Dahling Nick is too long and sometimes even self-indulgent, with too much time taken up by relatively minor matters-as well as the occasionally self-conscious use of magic realism devices and images to approximate Nick's overwhelmingly ornate, orchidaceous and even operatic storytelling oeuvre.