Note to Hamlet, 4.7.170: "a grosser name"


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Orchis mascula, the wild orchid sometimes called "long purples," grows a double bulb, so that when it is pulled out of the ground it looks somewhat like a cock and balls, but I haven't been able to find exactly what the "grosser name" is.


Orchis mascula L.
Source: Schede di botanica: Orchis mascula L.