noun Aer·i·des \ˈer-ə-ˌdēz, ā-ˈer-\

Definition of Aerides

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

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Origin and Etymology of aerides

New Latin, from aer- + English -ides (patronymic suffix) — more at -idae

First Known Use: 1814

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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