What does the word orchis mean?

Usage examples for orchis

  1. This root appears to be a species of the orchis, or has much of its nutritive quality. – An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter
  2. They were of two kinds: close to the water's edge the marsh orchis, and farther back, a small marguerite. – The Freelands by John Galsworthy