capitalized : a large and widely distributed genus of terrestrial showy orchids having white, rose-colored, or yellow flowers and broad leaves folded lengthwise
plural -s : any plant or flower of the genus Calanthe

Word History


New Latin, from cal- + Greek anthē blossom; akin to Greek anthos flower

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“Calanthe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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