capitalized : a genus of Central and South American orchids having solitary or racemose variously colored flowers with a 3-lobed labellum and pseudobulbs bearing one or two oblong leaves
plural -s : any plant of the genus Laelia

Word History


New Latin, perhaps from Caius Laelius, flourished 2d century b.c. Roman statesman + New Latin -ia

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“Laelia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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