laelia

noun lae·lia \ˈlēlēə\

Definition of laelia

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Laelia

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Origin and Etymology of laelia

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


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