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man orchid

  

      n   an orchid, Aceras anthropophorum, having greenish or reddish flowers in a loose spike, with a deeply lobed dark brown lip thought to resemble the silhouette of a man  
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orchid  
      n   any terrestrial or epiphytic plant of the family Orchidaceae, having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colours, specialized for pollination by certain insects  
   See       bee orchid       burnt-tip orchid       fly orchid       frog orchid       lady orchid       lizard orchid       man orchid       monkey orchid       purple-fringed orchid       pyramidal orchid       scented orchid       spider orchid       spotted orchid  
     (C19: from New Latin Orchideae; see orchis)  


bee orchid  
      n   a European orchid, Ophrys apifera, whose flower resembles a bumble bee in shape and colour  
bird's-nest orchid  
      n   a brown parasitic Eurasian orchid, Neottia nidus-avis, whose thick fleshy roots resemble a bird's nest and contain a fungus on which the orchid feeds  
bog orchid  
      n   an orchid, Hammarbya (or Malaxis) paludosa, growing in sphagnum bogs in the N hemisphere. It has greenish-yellow flowers and its leaves bear a fringe of tiny bulbils  
burnt-tip orchid  
      n   a small orchid, Orchis ustulata, resembling the lady orchid, having dark reddish-brown hoods that give a burnt look to the tip of the flower spike  
early purple orchid  
      n   a Eurasian orchid, Orchis mascula, with purplish-crimson flowers and stems marked with blackish-purple spots  
fly orchid  
      n   a European orchid, Ophrys insectifera, whose flowers resemble and attract certain wasps: found in wood margins and scrub on chalk soils  
fragrant orchid  
      n      another name for       scented orchid  
frog orchid  
      n   any of several orchids having greenish flowers thought to resemble small frogs, esp. Coeloglossum viride of calcareous turf  
lady orchid  
      n   a tall graceful orchid, Orchis purpurea, with faintly scented purple-brown and green flowers with a pinkish or white lip  
     (C19: named from a fancied resemblance to a lady in regency dress and bonnet)  
lizard orchid  
      n   a European orchid, Orchis hircina, rare in Britain, having a tangled spike of purplish and grey-green flowers  
man orchid  
      n   an orchid, Aceras anthropophorum, having greenish or reddish flowers in a loose spike, with a deeply lobed dark brown lip thought to resemble the silhouette of a man  
marsh orchid  
      n   any of various orchids of the genus Dactylorchis, growing in damp places and having mostly purplish flowers  
military orchid  
      n      another name for       soldier orchid  
monkey orchid  
      n   a European orchid, Orchis simia, rare in Britain, having a short dense flower spike that opens from the top downwards. The flowers are white streaked with pink or violet and have five spurs thought to resemble a monkey's arms, legs, and tail  
musk orchid  
      n   a small Eurasian orchid, Herminium monorchis, with dense spikes of musk-scented greenish-yellow flowers  
purple-fringed orchid   , orchis  
      n   either of two North American orchids, Habenaria psychodes or H. fimbriata, having purple fringed flowers  
pyramidal orchid  
      n   a chalk-loving orchid, Anacamptis pyramidalis, bearing a dense cone-shaped spike of purplish-pink flowers with a long curved spur  
scented orchid  
      n   a slender orchid, Gymnadenia conopsea, with fragrant pink flowers carried in a dense spike and having a three-lobed lip; found in calcareous turf. The less common larger scented orchid is G. densiflora,   (Also called)    fragrant orchid  
soldier orchid  
      n   a European orchid, Orchis militaris, having pale purple flowers with a four-lobed lower lip,   (Also called)    military orchid  
     (from an imagined resemblance to a soldier)  
spider orchid  
      n   any of several European orchids of the genus Ophrys, esp. O. sphegodes, having a flower with yellow, green, or pink sepals and a broad brown velvety lip  
spotted orchid  
      n  
1    any of various common Eurasian orchids, esp. the heath and common spotted orchids (Dactylorchis maculata and D. fuchsii). The flowers are variable but usually have dark blotches  
2    a tall orchid, Dipodium punctatum, with white pink-spotted flowers, found in Australia  

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n.
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
v.
to face a situation courageously
colloquial
exp.
be a man
familiar
n.
older woman having a relation with a younger man
familiar
n.
a younger man involved in a relationship with an older woman
= the target of a "cougar"
n.
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
n.
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
n.
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
Ex: I become upset and irritated seeing all that manspreading in the subway and buses during rush hours and more generally by that growing lack of civil vertue everywhere.
adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
n.
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
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