Reverse Dictionary: OPP – ORC


OPPONENT – person
– ANTILOQUIST † an opponent; one who contradicts; one who speaks against something …1742
– BERRY an easy opponent, anyone seen as soft …1887 US sl.
– BRADMAN in sport: an unbeatable opponent …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– CONCURRENT * an opponent …1591
– GAINSAYER one who speaks against or opposes; an opponent, an adversary …1435 
– GAINSPEAKER  a gainsayer, an opponent …1575
– GAINSTANDER † an opposer, an opponent …c1575
– HEADER †* one who makes head against or resists something; an opponent …1537
– MATCH † an opponent, an antagonist, a rival …c1400
– OBJICIENT one who objects; an objector; an opponent of a motion or proposition …1864
– OCCURRENT * an opponent, an adversary; one who opposes …1592
– OPPOSANT †* an opponent …1611
– OPPOSITOR † one who opposes, an opponent …1598
– OPPUGNANT * one who opposes or resists; an opponent …a1834
– OPPUGNATOR †* an assailant, opposer, opponent …1611
– OPPUGNER * an assailant, opposer, opponent …1535
– UNFRIEND an enemy; an opponent …1817 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
OPPORTUNE – adjectives
– COMMODE † convenient, opportune, suitable …1549
– OPPORTUNATE † fit, suitable, proper, opportune …1541
– OPPORTUNEFUL * opportune; timely …1605
– OPPORTUNOUS †* opportune …1609
– TIDEFUL † seasonable, opportune, right, fit, convenient, expedient …a1300
– TIDIVE †* timely, opportune …a1700
– TIDY † timely, seasonable, opportune; in season …c1350
– TIMEOUS coming in due time; suitable or proper in respect of time; well-timed, seasonable, opportune …a1616, chiefly Sc.
– TIMESOME timely, opportune …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– TIMOUS coming in due time; suitable or proper in respect of time; well-timed, seasonable, opportune …a1616, chiefly Sc.
 
OPPORTUNELY – adverbs
– OPPORTUNATELY † opportunely …1552
– TIDEFULLY † opportunely …a1340
– TIMEOUSLY opportunely; in good or proper time; at the right time or season …1822 Sc.
 
OPPORTUNIST – person
– HACK an opportunist …1980 Oxford University usage
 
OPPORTUNITY – adjectives
– OPPORTUNEFUL † affording opportunity; seasonable …1605
opportunity – nouns 
– ADVANTAGE † a time of vantage, a favourable occasion, an opportunity, a ‘chance’ …c1386
– CAST † a throw or stroke of fortune; hence, fortune, chance, opportunity; lot, fate …a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– CLEAR SWING a good opportunity …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– DINT a momentary opportunity …1737 Sc.
– DOOR-OPENER something that is effective in leading to opportunity or success …colloq.
– EASE † opportunity, means or ability to do something …a1225
– ETTLE chance, opportunity …1768 Sc.
– FAIR CRACK OF THE WHIP fair treatment; equal opportunity; a reasonable chance …1929 Aust. sl.
– FAIR GO an act or instance of just treatment; a fair or reasonable opportunity …1904 Aust. sl.
– FAIR POP a good opportunity, a fair chance …L19 sl.
– FAIR SUCK OF THE SAUCE BOTTLE a fair or equal chance; an equal opportunity  …1960s Aust. & NZ sl.
– FAIR SUCK OF THE SAUCE STICK fair treatment, equal opportunity …1971 Aust. sl.
– KANT opportunity, occasion …1929 Sc.
– LARGENESS †* freedom, scope, opportunity …a1631
– LAST LICKS a final turn or opportunity
– MAIDEN-CHANCE a first chance or opportunity …1861 Sc.
– MAKINGS opportunities; chances; openings …1866 Eng. dial.
– OFFER an occasion, opportunity …1848 Ireland
– OPE † an opportunity …1611
– SHOW a prospect, chance, promise; an opportunity, opening …1856 Amer. dial.
– SHOWING a prospect, chance, promise; an opportunity, opening …1884  Amer. dial.
– SIGHT an opportunity, chance, prospect …1849 Amer. dial.
– TIDE a suitable, favourable, or proper time or occasion; season; opportunity …c888 arch.
– TOOM † time convenient or proper for doing something; opportunity, occasion …a1300
– VANTAGE † an opportunity; a chance …1592
opportunity – verbs
– EEM † to spare time, to have leisure; to find an opportunity …1691 Eng. dial.
– KEEP ONE’S SIGHTING EYE OUT to watch for an opportunity …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– LOSE ONE’S DASH to reach one’s limit; to exhaust one’s energies and abilities; to lose one’s opportunity, and suffer accordingly …c1880 sl.
– LOSE ONE’S PUNCH to reach one’s limit; to exhaust one’s energies and abilities; to lose one’s opportunity, and suffer accordingly …1910s sl.
– MISS THE BUS to lose an opportunity; to fail in an undertaking …1915 sl.
– SWING THE MALLET to strike while the iron is hot …1888 Eng. dial.
– TAKE THE BALL BEFORE THE BOUND to anticipate an opportunity …c1645
– TIME BY THE TOP † to seize one’s opportunity, to act promptly …Bk1926
– WAIVE † to treat with neglect, to ignore, to disregard, to overlook; to let pass an opportunity …c1400
opportunity – phrases
– WHEN THE PIG IS OFFERED, HOLD OPEN THE POKE † one must seize one’s opportunities …a1325
 
OPPOSE – adjectives
– OPPOSITIOUS inclined to oppose; recalcitrant …1923
oppose – person  (includes OPPOSER) 
– AGINNER one who opposes some specific position or point of view, or who tends to disfavour anything unfamiliar …1941 Amer. dial.
– ANTI a person opposed to a particular plan, action, etc. …20C Amer. sl.
– GAINSAYER one who speaks against or opposes …1435
– GAINSPEAKER † a gainsayer, an opponent …1575
– GAINSTANDER † an opposer, an opponent …c1575
– OPPUGNANT * one who opposes or resists; an opponent …a1834
– OPPUGNATOR †* an assailant, opposer, opponent …1611
– OPPUGNER * an assailant, opposer, opponent …1535
oppose – verbs 
– ADVERSE †* to be opposed or adverse to; to oppose …1393
– BE IN ANYONE’S BEARD † to oppose him openly and resolutely …c1450
– BESPEAK † to speak against; to charge, to accuse; to oppose …a1000
– BUCK to come up against, to find oneself opposed to, to oppose …1904
– CAM to contradict; to oppose vexatiously; to quarrel …1875 Eng. dial.
– CROSS ONE’S TRACK to oppose one’s plans …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– FRONT to face boldly, to confront, to oppose …L16 arch.
– GAIN † to meet, to encounter, to oppose …a1500
– GAIN-SET † to set over against, to oppose …1435
– GAINSTAND † to stand against; to withstand, oppose, resist …c1400 obs. or arch.
– GAINSTRIVE † to strive or struggle against; to oppose; to withstand …1549-62 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– HEAVE AT † to threaten an attack upon; to take up a position of hostility to; to oppose …1546
– KAIM AGAINST THE HAIR to oppose, to ruffle, to irritate (kaim = comb) …1768 Sc.
– MAKE DEBATE † to make opposition or resistance …c1350
– MEET IN ANYONE’S BEARD † to oppose him openly and resolutely …c1450
– NOSE † to confront, face, or oppose, esp. in an impudent or insolent manner …1632
– OBSIST † to stand against; to oppose; to resist …1432-50
– OBSTRIGILLATE †* to oppose, to resist …1623
– OBTEND † to hold out; to present in opposition; to oppose …1697
– OBVIATE † to meet, to encounter; hence; to withstand, to oppose a person or thing …1600-9
– OCCUR † to meet, to encounter; to oppose, to resist …a1548
– OPPONE † to set oneself in opposition, to contend against, to act in opposition or offer resistance to …1513
– OPPOSIT †* to oppose, to resist …1657
– OPPOSITION to compete with, to set up in opposition to …1845 Eng. dial.
– OPPUGN 1. to assail or oppose actively by speech, writing, action, or influence of any kind; to call in question, to disprove a statement, belief, etc. …1529
 2. to oppose a statement, argument, or the like; to maintain in opposition …1781
– OPPUGNATE † to assail or oppose actively by speech, writing, action, or influence of any kind; to call in question, to disprove a statement, belief, etc. …1749
– REFRAGATE † to oppose, controvert, gainsay …1593
– RELUCTATE to offer resistance, resist, oppose; to struggle against something; to show reluctance …1643
– RUN IN ANYONE’S BEARD † to oppose him openly and resolutely …Bk1888
– TAKE UP † to oppose, to fight with …1597
– THROW to thwart, to oppose; to dispute, to contradict, to argue; to provoke, to anger …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– TOP †* to oppose …1641
– YAIN † to meet, to encounter, to oppose …a1000
 
OPPOSED – adjectives
– ADVERSARIOUS * adverse, opposed, hostile …1826
– CONTRARY characterized by self-willed or refractory opposition; perverse …M18 colloq.
– DEATH ON finding abhorrent or being opposed to …20C US sl.
– OPPONENT antagonistic, adverse, contrary, opposed …1647
– OPPOSITE † opposed in will or action, hostile, antagonistic, adverse …1577
– OPPOSITIVE characterized by opposing or contrasting; adversative, opposed …1622
– UNCROSSED not thwarted, opposed, or resisted …a1634
opposed – verbs
– BE DEATH ON A THING to be opposed to it …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– BE VAST AGAINST ANYONE to be very much opposed to anyone …Bk1905 N. Ireland
 
OPPOSING – adjectives
– ADVERSANT † opposing oneself, opposing; adverse, hostile to …a1420
– ADVERSARIOUS adverse, opposed, opposing, hostile …1826
– ADVERSATIVE † of opposing tendency or adverse nature …1601
– OBSTANT † standing against; resisting, opposing …1513
– OPPONENT opposing, opposite …1728-46
– OPPUGNANT opposing, resisting, hostile, contrary, repugnant …1513
 
OPPOSITE – adjectives
– CONTRADICTORIOUS † opposite in position or direction …1432-50
– OBVERSANT † standing over against, opposite, contrary; also, placed in front of; hence, familiar, well-known …1579
– OBVERSE turned towards or against; opposite …a1656  
opposite – adverbs 
– CANTY-WISE opposite to …1968 Amer. dial.
– CATAGORRICKY turned the wrong way round …1969 Amer. dial.
– ENUNTY directly opposite …1777 Eng. dial.
– OPPONENT opposing, opposite …1728-46
– OPPOSITIVE † opposite …1632
– TO-GAINST †* against, opposite, facing …c1450
– UPAZET opposite; set before one in full view …1746 Eng. dial.
opposite – prepositions 
– ANENT opposite, in front of; in comparison with …1760 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
– FANENT opposite …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– OFF AGAINST opposite, in front of, near …1946 Amer. dial.
– TO-GAINS †* against, opposite, facing …c1450
opposite – nouns
– ODDS the exact opposite of anything; the reverse …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OPPOSITION † that which is opposite or contrary; that which contrasts or counterbalances …1596
– OPPOSITIVE †* the opposite of something …1561
opposite – verbs 
– OPPONE † to set over against or opposite …1610.
 
OPPOSITE SEX – nouns
– OTHER SEX the opposite sex …19C colloq.
 
OPPOSITION – adjectives
– ADVERSATIVE of words or propositions: expressive of opposition, contrariety, or antithesis …1533
opposition – adverbs 
– OPPOSITIVELY with opposition …1622
opposition – prepositions 
– TO-GAINS † towards with hostile intent; in opposition or hostility to, contrary to …a1000
– TO-GAINST † towards with hostile intent; in opposition or hostility to, contrary to …a1000
opposition – nouns 
– ADVERSATION †* opposition, hostility …1470
– ADVERSENESS opposition, hostility; aversion …1620
– ADVERSITY † the state of being contrary or opposed; opposition, contrariety …1382
– AGAINSTISM a being opposed to something, or having an oppositional attitude in general; opposition or criticism …1944 colloq., orig. US
– APPOSITION † an objection; opposition …E16
– BACK-JAR an ill-natured objection or opposition; an artful evasion …1825 Sc.
– BEARDING open, resolute opposition; insolent defiance …1577
– GAINCALL †* a calling out against, opposition …a1300
– GAIN-SPEAKING † opposition …1583
– GAINSTAND †* opposition, resistance …c1470
– ILL-SETNESS opposition …1896 Sc.
– KICK opposition, objection, repugnance …1839
– OBLOQUITY †* opposition or contradiction in speech or writing …1620
– OBLUCTATION † striving or struggling against something; resistance, opposition …1615
– OBSTANCE †* opposition; resistance …c1340
– OBSTANCY †* opposing quality or effect …1609
– OBSTRIGILLATION †* opposition, resistance …1623
– OBTENSION †* the act of ‘obtending’; opposition …1755
– OFFENCE † obstruction, opposition …1600
– OPPO opposition …1980s sl.
– OPPONENCY the act of an opponent or of something opposing; antagonism, opposition …1727
– OPPOSITIVENESS opposition …1824
– OPPOSURE † the act of opposing, opposition …1611
– OPPUGNANCE the act of oppugning or opposing; opposition …1855
– OPPUGNANCY opposition, antagonism, contrariety, conflict …1606
– OPPUGNATION opposition in spirit, word, argument, or manner of action …1553
– STANDPATTISM opposition to or refusal to change …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– THROW opposition; a fit of perversity or ill-humour; a quarrel, controversy …1788 Sc.
 
OPPRESS – verbs
– ABURDEN †* to burden, to oppress …1620
– ACCLOY to overfill, to overload, to burden, to oppress …1611
– BAIL ON to oppress, to give a hard time to, to trouble …1960s US teen sl.
– BALE ON to oppress, to give a hard time to, to trouble …1960s US teen sl.
– BEPRESS † to oppress …1591
– CAMSHACKLE to oppress or bear down with fatigue or confinement …1825 Sc.
– EXTORSE † to practice extortion upon; hence, to oppress …1567 Sc. 
​- HARRY to harass persons by hostile attacks, forced exactions, or rapacity; to oppress, to despoil …a1300
– HEAVY † to weigh down; to burden; to oppress, to grieve, to distress …c897
– HERRY to harass, to oppress, to despoil, to ruin; to drag or carry off …1818 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MACERATE † to oppress; to ‘crush’ …1637
– NEW to oppress, to keep under, to master; to curb; to maul …1768 Sc.
– NITHER to oppress, to lay low, to suppress, to keep under, to vex, to harass …1721 Sc. 
– OFSET † to beset, to oppress …c1000
– ONERATE † to load, to burden, to oppress …c1535
– QUENCH to destroy, to kill a person; to oppress or crush …c1200
– SHARK ON † to prey like a sharp upon; to victimize, to sponge upon, to swindle; to oppress by extortion …a1596
– TAG to oppress by hard labour …1866 Sc.
– THRALL to oppress …1773 Sc.
– THRING † to press hard, use oppression; to oppress, to harass, to distress, to afflict …c1175
– YOKE to burden; to bind down; to fasten; to oppress …1773 Sc.
 
OPPRESSED – adjectives
– BESTEAD circumstanced, situated, generally in an evil sense; hence, destitute, forlorn; overcome, oppressed …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DRETCHED † oppressed, troubled; vexed or disturbed by dreams …16C
– HAG-RIDDEN oppressed in mind; harassed …1702
– HEAVY-LADEN weighed down with trouble, weariness, etc.; oppressed …1611
– LIKE TOADS UNDER A HARROW oppressed …1802-12
 
OPPRESSION – nouns
– ONDING an assault, an attack, an onset, an outburst, of noise, talk, etc.; oppression, turmoil …1871 Sc.
– OPPRESSMENT †* oppression; crushing …c1537
– OPPRESSURE † the act of oppressing; oppression; distress, trouble …c1600-8
– THRALL oppression; restraint; trouble, worry …1829 Sc. & Eng. dial.
oppression – person 
– TOAD-UNDER-A-HARROW a person under constant oppression or persecution …1825
 
OPPRESSIVE – adjectives
– ACCUMBROUS † cumbrous, oppressive, troublesome …c1392
– HEAVY † of persons: oppressive; troublesome, annoying; angry; severe, violent …c825
– HEAVY-HANDED oppressive; overbearing …1883
– HONEROUS † burdensome; oppressive; troublesome …c1400
– ONERABLE †* burdensome; oppressive, troublesome …1432-50
– ONERARIOUS †* burdensome, oppressive, troublesome …a1548
– ONEROSE † burdensome; oppressive, troublesome …c1450
– ONEROUS † burdensome; oppressive; troublesome …c1400
– OPPRESSFUL †* oppressive …1606
– PEISANT † that weighs or presses heavily upon one; oppressive, toilsome …c1470
– SMOTHERLY suffocating, oppressive …1928 Amer. dial.
oppressive – nouns
– ONEROSITY the quality of being burdensome, oppressive, or troublesome …1874
oppressive – person 
– BUZZARD an oppressive, arrogant person, jealous of rivalry and vindictive …1889 US sl.
oppressive – verbs 
– HEAVY † to make heavy, burdensome, or oppressive …c825
– MOUNT THE HIGH HORSE said of a person affecting airs of superiority, or behaving pretentiously or arrogantly; to be overbearing or oppressive; to be proud; to take offense …1871
 
OPPRESSIVELY – adverbs
– HEAVY heavily; ponderously; massively; burdensomely, oppressively …c1000
 
OPPRESSOR – person
– DOWNPRESSOR an oppressor …1950s W. Indies Rasta usage
– TAMBURLAINE an oppressor, a despot …a1579
– TAMERLANE an oppressor, a despot …a1579
– VIKING CHEAT a member of the Establishment, an authority; hence, an oppressor …1990s W. Indies sl.
 
OPPROBRIOUS – adjectives
– DESPITEOUS  full of despite, contempt, or ill-will; contemptuous, opprobrious …a1340 arch.
– DYSLOGISTIC expressing disapprobation or dispraise; opprobrious; the opposite of ‘eulogistic’ …1821
opprobrious – nouns 
– ONSAW † a charge against a person, an accusation; reproach, opprobrious language …c1000
 
OPPROBRIUM – nouns
– OPPROBRE † opprobrium, disgrace, dishonour …1490
– OPPROBRIOUSNESS † opprobrium, shame, disgrace …a1540
opprobrium – nouns, term of opprobrium
– BEAR-WOLF † a vigorous term of opprobrium …1545
– HARLOT † a term or opprobrium or insult …a1225
– CAGMAG a term of opprobrium applied to persons; a loose character; a disreputable old woman; a simpleton, a noodle …19C Eng. dial.
 
OPTIMISM – nouns
– SANGUINE † the sanguine temperament; cheerful optimism …1530
– SANGUINITY cheerful optimism; hopefulness …1737
 
OPTIMISTIC – adjectives
– SANGUINE cheerfully optimistic …1509
– SUNSHINE-SHOWERY of a disposition that is cheerful in the midst of trouble; cheerfully optimistic …1830 nonce word
– UPBEAT optimistic, positive …1940s sl., orig. US
optimistic – nouns
– LOVE-IN positive, optimistic relations …1960s sl., orig. US
 
OPTION – adjectives
– OPTIVE pert. to or characterized by option …1656
option – phrases 
– AOS used for suggesting there are no good options in a particular situation; ‘All Options Suck’. ‘All Options Stink’ …2001 US sl.
 
OPTIONAL – adjectives
– ELECTIVE † pert. to the act of choosing; of actions: proceeding from free choice, optional, voluntary …1643
 
ORAL – nouns
– ORALITY * the quality of being oral, or orally communicated …1666
 
ORANGE (colour) – nouns
– NACARAT a bright orange-red colour …1727-38
 
ORANGE (fruit) – nouns
– DEAD SKIN the white inner peel of an orange …1982 Bahamas
– GUSSIE a division of an orange …B1900 Sc.
– IRISHMAN’S HARVEST the orange season …19C sl.
– NIRRANGE an orange …1885 Sc. DSL online
– ORANGE-APPLE † an orange …1561
– ORANGE-BERRY an immature orange …1886
– ORANGER an orange …1793 Sc.
– PAIP the stone of a cherry, plum, or other stone fruit; an orange pip, etc. …1721 Sc.
– PAP one of the segments of an orange …1910 Sc.
– PAPE the stone of a cherry, plum, or other stone fruit; an orange pip, etc. …1721 Sc.
– PASTY the division of an orange …1877 Eng. dial.
– PEP the stone of a cherry, plum, or other stone fruit; an orange pip, etc. …1721 Sc.
– PIG a segment of a citrus fruit or apple …1859 chiefly UK usage
– PUKER an orange …c1870 preparatory schools’ sl.
orange (fruit) – person
– ORANGIST †* a cultivator of oranges …1693
 
ORANGE JUICE – nouns
– OJ orange juice …1942 Amer. colloq.
 
ORANGUTAN – nouns
– SATYR the orangutan …1398
 
ORATE – verbs
– TIP THE MAG to talk, to orate …L18 sl.
 
ORATION – nouns
– ORATIUNCLE * a short oration …1832
– ORATORY the delivery of orations or speeches; rhetorical or eloquent language …1588
– PARABLE a long speech or oration …1882 Eng. dial.
– ROARATION † a roaring discourse; a loud or emphatic oration; a deep and prolonged noise …1617 
oration – verbs 
– ORATION to make a speech or oration; to speechify …1633
– ORATORIZE to play the orator; to deliver an oration; to speechify …1620
 
ORATOR – adjectives
– ORATORIAL * pert. to an orator …1546
– ORATORIAN † pert. to an orator …1644
– ORATORIOUS † pert. to an orator; of the nature of an oratory …1563
– ORATORY † pert. to an orator; oratorial; rhetorical …1534
– ORATOURLY †* in the manner of an orator …1549 Sc.
orator – adverbs
– ORATORIOUSLY † after the manner of an orator; rhetorically; eloquently …1563
orator – person
– BAZOO an orator …1919 US sl.
– GASBAG a person who talks at length but says little of value; an empty talker; a long-winded orator; a ‘windbag’; a gossip; a boaster, a braggart …1841 sl.
– JAW-SMITH an orator; also, a loud-mouthed demagogue …1886 colloq.
– ORATIONER * one who makes an oration; an orator or speaker …1765
– RHETORCULIST †* a petty or mediocre orator …1607 
– ROARER a stump orator …Bk1903 sl.
– SCALDA-BANCO a mountebank; a stump orator …Bk1881 
– SOAPBOX ARTIST a public orator, esp. an extremist or rabble-rouser …1930s NZ sl.
– TONGUEMAN a speaker, an orator …1594
– TONGUESMAN * a speaker, an orator …1596
– YARRA-SIDER a soap-box orator …1900 Aust. sl. 
 
ORCHARD – nouns
– APPLE-GARTH † an apple-garden or orchard …1483
– APPLE-TERRE † an orchard …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– ORCHARDING † land laid out or planted with fruit trees …1721 chiefly Amer.
– ORCHAT † an orchard …1708
– PANE a section or plot of ground in a garden, orchard, etc. …1819 Eng. dial.
– SMELLING CHEAT † a garden or orchard …1567 cant
– VERGER † a garden or orchard; a pleasure-garden …a1300
orchard – verbs 
– BOX THE FOX to rob an orchard …1991 Irish sl.
 
ORCHESTRA – adjectives
– ORCHESTRAN †* pert. to or performed by an orchestra …1765
– ORCHESTRIC belonging to an orchestra …1839
orchestra – nouns 
– KITCHEN the percussion section of an orchestra …colloq.
– MENAGERIE the orchestra …1845 Brit. theatrical sl.
orchestra – person
– FLOUNDER-SPEARER the conductor of an orchestra …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– MONKEY the leader of a band or orchestra; it was customary in most bands for the leader only to be dressed in a ‘monkey suit’ or tuxedo …1942 US sl.
 
ORCHID – adjectives
– ORCHIDACEOUS resembling an orchid in some ways, esp. in being showy …1864
– ORCHIDEAL * pert. to or characteristic of an orchid …1848
– ORCHIDEAN* pert. to or characteristic of an orchid …1857
orchid – nouns 
– BEE FLOWER an orchid …1959 Amer. dial.
– GAMFERGREYGLES orchids …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– ORCHIDOLOGY the branch of botany dealing with orchids …1885
– ORCHIDOMANIA a craze for orchids …1849
orchid – person 
– ORCHIDACEAN * one who devotes himself to the cultivation of orchids; an orchid fancier …1887
– ORCHIDIST a cultivator of orchids; an orchid fancier …1881
– ORCHIDOLOGIST one versed in the branch of botany dealing with orchids …1881
– ORCHIDOPHILIST a lover of orchids …1882