stanhopea

noun

stan·​ho·​pea
stanˈhōpēə
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Stanhopea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stanhopea. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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