Bletia

noun Ble·tia \ ˈblēsh(ē)ə , -ētēə \

Definition of Bletia

:a genus of terrestrial cormose orchids of tropical America with linear plicate leaves and a slender scape of large purple or pink flowers — see bletilla

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Origin and Etymology of bletia

New Latin, from Luis Blet, 18th century Spanish pharmacist and botanist + New Latin -ia


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