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English noun: orchis

1. orchis (plant) any of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes

Broader (hypernym)orchid, orchidaceous plant

Narrower (hyponym)butterfly orchid, butterfly orchis, early purple orchid, male orchis, Orchis mascula, Orchis papilionaceae, Orchis spectabilis, purple orchis, purple-hooded orchis, showy orchis

Member meronymgenus Orchis

2. orchis (body) one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens

SamplesShe kicked him in the balls and got away.

Synonymsball, ballock, bollock, egg, nut, testicle, testis

Broader (hypernym)gonad, male reproductive gland, sex gland

Narrower (hyponym)cobblers, undescended testicle, undescended testis

Part holonymarteria testicularis, ductus deferens, epididymis, internal spermatic artery, rete testis, seminiferous tubule, spermatic cord, testicular artery, testicular vein, vas deferens, vena testicularis

Part meronymfamily jewels, male genital organ, male genitalia, male genitals, male reproductive system

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