- n Goodyera genus of small orchids of the northern hemisphere with creeping rhizomes and stalked ovate leaves and small flowers
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n goodyera A genus of low terrestrial orchids, with a creeping root-stock and a tuft of basal leaves, the stem bearing a spike of small white flowers. There are 25 species, distributed through the northern hemisphere, 3 of which are North American. They usually have the leaves prettily reticulated with white veins. G. repens, the rattlesnake-plantain, is found in moist woods through northern Europe, Asia, and America.