- a plant of the orchid family, bearing unusually-shaped flowers of beautiful colours.
- (colour) a light blue, bluish-red, violet-red or purple color, colour.
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- Dutch: orchidee
- French: orchidée
- German: Orchidee
- Italian: orchidea
- (colour) having a light purple colour.
Etymology: From Latin orchis (wrongly interpreting orchid- as the stem), from Greek "testicle".
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