stanhopea

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of stanhopea

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


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