coelogyne

noun
coe·​log·​y·​ne | \ sə̇ˈläjə(ˌ)nē, sē- \

Definition of coelogyne

1 capitalized : a large genus of tropical Asian epiphytic orchids having mostly yellow or white flowers with membranaceous perianth
2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Coelogyne

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History and Etymology for coelogyne

New Latin, from coel- + Greek gynē woman; from the hollow stigma

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“Coelogyne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coelogyne. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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