Aer·i·des | \ ˈer-ə-ˌdēz , ā-ˈer- \

Definition of Aerides 

: a genus of epiphytic orchids natives of tropical Asia having stiff 2-ranked leaves and white flowers in lateral clusters

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First Known Use of Aerides

1814, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aerides

New Latin, from aer- + English -ides (patronymic suffix)

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