noun Mas·de·val·lia \ˌmasdəˈvalēə\

Definition of Masdevallia

  1. :  a large genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids having flowers with sepals joined at the base into a tube and terminating in long narrow appendages

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Origin and Etymology of masdevallia

New Latin, from José Masdevall †1801 Spanish physician + New Latin -ia

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a brief usually trivial fact

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