Bletilla

noun
Ble·​til·​la | \ blə̇ˈtilə \

Definition of Bletilla

: a small genus of chiefly Asian terrestrial orchids that resemble those of the genus Bletia and include one (B. striata) that is cultivated in several horticultural forms

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New Latin, alteration of Bletia

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“Bletilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bletilla. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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