TIL orchids get their name from the Greek word for testicles due to the shape of their root tubers by whatilearned October 23, 2021, 12:18 am Read more: https://www.britannica.com/plant/orchid What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote duegreekorchidsrootshapetesticlesTILToday I learnedtubersword See more Previous article GitHub Copilot Quietly Releases Support for JetBrains Next article “Robots with self-learning capability will take over the world someday” 6 Comments Leave a Reply Orchidectomy means surgical removal of testicles. Log in to Reply Coincidentally, “root tubers” is what I call my testicles. Log in to Reply Huh. Makes sense. Log in to Reply If you’re born with one testicle or have one removed, the condition is called “monorchism” Log in to Reply Όρχις/όρχεις = testicle/s Ορχιδέα/ορχιδέες = orchid/s Log in to Reply TIL I learned that I’m not a very learned Greek LOL and should stop thinking I am! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.