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Term: Orchis

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Orchis: A type of orchid. Below ground many orchids have tuberoids composed of both root and stem tissue and used for storage. In this orchid the tuberoids appear in pairs, giving the orchid its name, orchis, which is Greek for testicle. The root of the Orchis is considered a remedy to be used against enchantments. Also known as “Adam and Eve Root” and used in folk magick for love charms.


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