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20. Orchid


Orchid lánhuā 兰花   



This stamp was issued in 1988 in a set of 4 stamps showing different species or orchids. 


The word for orchid is made up from two characters. The first means orchid and the second means flower. The character for flower is a phonogram. Phonogram characters have one part which links to the meaning and one part which links to the sound. 


Suggested activities:

  • Find out how to care for an orchid plant. 
  • Make a paper orchid flower. 

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