calanthe

noun
ca·​lan·​the | \ kəˈlan(t)thē \

Definition of calanthe

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

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History and Etymology for calanthe

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

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“Calanthe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calanthe. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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