Cordula

noun

Cor·​du·​la
kȯ(r)ˈd(y)ülə;
ˈkȯ(r)d(y)ələ,
-(r)jələ
: a large genus of tropical Old World terrestrial orchids resembling the common lady's-slippers

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, probably irregular from Late Greek kordylē club, from Greek, bump, swelling; probably from the shape of the column

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“Cordula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cordula. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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