noun So·bra·lia \sōˈbrālēə\

Definition of Sobralia

  1. :  a genus of tropical American terrestrial orchids having leafy stems and usually brightly colored solitary or racemose flowers

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Origin and Etymology of sobralia

New Latin, from Francisco M. Sobral, 18th century Spanish physician and botanist + New Latin -ia

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