The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(literally cuckoo’s tears), the popular name for certain herbaceous plants, primarily of the family Orchidaceae and the genus Orchis (mostly species with dark spots on the leaves).
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