Masdevallia

noun

Mas·​de·​val·​lia
ˌmasdəˈvalēə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Masdevallia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Masdevallia. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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