Definition of Calypso bulbosa

1. Noun. Rare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leaf.

Exact synonyms: Calypso, Fairy-slipper
Generic synonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calypso Bulbosa

Calvinize
Calvinized
Calvinizes
Calvinizing
Calvino
Calycanthaceae
Calycanthus
Calycanthus floridus
Calycanthus occidentalis
Calycophyllum
Calycophyllum candidissimum
Calydon
Calymmatobacterium granulomatis
Calymmian
Calypso
Calypso bulbosa
Calyptridium umbellatum
Calystegia
Calystegia sepium
Caló
Cam River
Camaguey
Camargue
Cambarus
Camberwell beauties
Camberwell beauty

Literary usage of Calypso bulbosa

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1. Our Native Orchids: A Series of Drawings from Nature of All the Species by William Hamilton Gibson, Helena Dewey Leeming Jelliffe (1905)
"It is calypso bulbosa. Its specific name used to be Calypso borealis, which meant "Nymph of the North," for the flower ..."

2. Bog-trotting for Orchids by Grace Greylock Niles (1904)
"calypso bulbosa (Linnaeus) Oakes, 1753-1842 » BEAUTIFUL CALYPSO—NORTHERN CALYPSO The specific name, bulbosa, refers to the bulbous root of this species, ..."

3. Report (1913)
"In damp sand on or not far from sandy beach. calypso bulbosa (L.) Oakes. Calypso. Reported by \VD Whitney. Not noticed in 1912. SALICACEAE—WILLOW FAMILY. ..."

4. Wild Flowers of the North American Mountains by Julia W. Henshaw (1915)
"CALYPSO calypso bulbosa. Orchid Family Stems: with two or three membranaceous sheaths, and a linear bract at the summit. Leaves: leaf solitary, broadly ..."

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