Definition of maxillaria
1 capitalized : a large genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids with persistent often leathery leaves and single-flowered scapes that includes several cultivated for their large brilliantly colored flowers
2 plural -s : an orchid of the genus Maxillaria
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Origin and Etymology of maxillaria
New Latin, from Latin maxilla jaw + New Latin -aria; from the resemblance of part of the flower to a chin
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