helmetflower

noun
1. a herbaceous plant of the genus Scutellaria which has a calyx that, when inverted, resembles a helmet with its visor raised
Syn: ↑skullcap
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
2. any of several orchids of the genus Coryanthes having racemes of a few musky-scented waxy flowers with a helmet-shaped lip process
Syn: ↑helmet orchid
Hypernyms: ↑orchid, ↑orchidaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Coryanthes, ↑genus Coryanthes
3. a poisonous herb native to northern Europe having hooded blue-purple flowers; the dried leaves and roots yield aconite
Hypernyms: ↑aconite

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: a plant having flowers with helmet-shaped petals or sepals or a flower of such a plant: as
c. : a tropical American orchid of the genus Coryanthes

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  • helmet orchid — noun 1. any of numerous orchids of the genus Pterostylis having leaves in a basal rosette and green flowers often striped purple or brown or red with the dorsal sepal incurved to form a hood • Syn: ↑greenhood • Hypernyms: ↑orchid, ↑orchidaceous… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aconitum napellus — noun a poisonous herb native to northern Europe having hooded blue purple flowers; the dried leaves and roots yield aconite • Syn: ↑monkshood, ↑helmetflower, ↑helmet flower • Hypernyms: ↑aconite …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coryanthes — noun small genus of tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic orchids • Syn: ↑genus Coryanthes • Hypernyms: ↑monocot genus, ↑liliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Orchidaceae, ↑family Orchidaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Coryanthes — noun small genus of tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic orchids • Syn: ↑Coryanthes • Hypernyms: ↑monocot genus, ↑liliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Orchidaceae, ↑family Orchidaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • helmet flower — noun a poisonous herb native to northern Europe having hooded blue purple flowers; the dried leaves and roots yield aconite • Syn: ↑monkshood, ↑helmetflower, ↑Aconitum napellus • Hypernyms: ↑aconite …   Useful english dictionary

  • herbaceous plant — noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests • Syn: ↑herb • Derivationally related forms: ↑herbal (for: ↑herb) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • orchidaceous plant — noun any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors • Syn: ↑orchid • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Hyponyms: ↑orchis, ↑aerides, ↑angrecum, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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