cattleya

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noun cat·tle·ya \ˈkat-lē-ə; kat-ˈlā-ə, -ˈlē-\

Definition of cattleya

  1. :  any of a genus (Cattleya) of tropical American epiphytic orchids with showy hooded flowers

Origin and Etymology of cattleya

New Latin, from William Cattley †1832 English patron of botany


First Known Use: 1828


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