vanda orchid


van·da orchid

noun \ˈvan-də-\

Definition of VANDA ORCHID

:  any of a large genus (Vanda) of eastern Asian epiphytic orchids often grown for their loose racemes of showy flowers —called also vanda

Origin of VANDA ORCHID

New Latin, from Sanskrit vandā the orchid Vanda tesselata
First Known Use: 1943

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