any of several terrestrial orchids of the genus Bletilla, of eastern Asia, as B. striata, having terminal clusters of showy purple or white flowers.
the ripening of fruit, especially of fruit stored until the desired degree of softness is attained.
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the bright enamel blue color characteristic of Sèvres ware.