noun Phai·us \ˈfīəs\

Definition of Phaius

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of phaius

New Latin, from Greek phaios dusky — more at phaeism

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a trip made at another's expense

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