Phaius

noun
Phai·​us | \ ˈfīəs \

Definition of Phaius

: a genus of Asiatic orchids that are locally naturalized in tropical America and are sometimes cultivated for their large plicate leaves and showy racemose flowers

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History and Etymology for Phaius

New Latin, from Greek phaios dusky

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“Phaius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phaius. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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