noun Bras·sia \ˈbrasēə\

Definition of Brassia

  1. :  a genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids (family Orchidaceae) with one or two leaves to each pseudobulb and striking axillary racemes of flowers with narrow long-tailed sepals and warty lips — see spider orchid

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Origin and Etymology of brassia

New Latin, from William Brass †1783 English botanical collector + New Latin -ia

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