an orchid, Aceras anthropophorum, having greenish or reddish flowers in a loose spike, with a deeply lobed dark brown lip thought to resemble the silhouette of a man
noun 1. the house of the lord of a manor. noun 1. (esp formerly) the house of the lord of a manor
[man-er] /ˈmæn ər/ noun 1. (in England) a landed estate or territorial unit, originally of the nature of a feudal lordship, consisting of a lord’s demesne and of lands within which he has the right to exercise certain privileges, exact certain fees, etc. 2. any similar territorial unit in medieval Europe, as a feudal estate. […]
[muh-nawr-ee-uh-liz-uh m, -nohr-] /məˈnɔr i əˌlɪz əm, -ˈnoʊr-/ noun 1. the manorial organization, or its principles and practices in the Middle Ages. noun in medieval times, the organization of rural economy and society by three classes of manors: demesne, serf or villein holdings, and free peasant land
[muh-nawr-ee-uh-lahyz, -nohr-] /məˈnɔr i əˌlaɪz, -ˈnoʊr-/ verb (used with object), manorialized, manorializing. 1. to bring under manorialism.