cattleya

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

Definition of cattleya

: 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


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