stan·​ho·​pea | \ stanˈhōpēə \

Definition of stanhopea

1 capitalized : a genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids having a single large leaf, a raceme from each pseudobulb, and large fragrant flowers of various colors and markings with nearly equal sepals and a greatly contorted lip
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Stanhopea

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History and Etymology for stanhopea

New Latin, after Philip Henry, 4th Earl Stanhope †1855 English botanist

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“Stanhopea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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