TIL the orchid plant is named after a testicle based on the shape of its root; “orchid” = Greek for testicle.

Read more: https://etymology.en-academic.com/26061/orchid

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  1. I love botanists.

    “Look Clive! The infinite variety of the flowers on this beautiful family! These even look like bees! Amazing”

    “Heh heh heh… roots look like balls”

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