calanthe

noun ca·lan·the \kəˈlan(t)thē\

Definition of calanthe

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large and widely distributed genus of terrestrial showy orchids having white, rose-colored, or yellow flowers and broad leaves folded lengthwise

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant or flower of the genus Calanthe

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Origin and Etymology of calanthe

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


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