Orchid juice

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Orchid plant with flower

Description

A gel-like mucilage extracted from the bulb of orchid plants, such as Sobralia citrina. Orchid juice was used as an adhesive in Mexico after the Spanish conquest of 1519.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Sobralia citrina; orchid mucilage; orchid glue; orchid sap

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Dictionary of Art, Grove's Dictionaries Inc., New York, 1996 Comment: "Adhesive"