Cordula

noun Cor·du·la \kȯ(r)ˈd(y)ülə; ˈkȯ(r)d(y)ələ, -(r)jələ\

Definition of Cordula

  1. :  a large genus of tropical Old World terrestrial orchids resembling the common lady's-slippers

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Origin and Etymology of cordula

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


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