noun van·da \ˈvandə\

Definition of vanda

  1. 1a capitalized :  a genus of Indo-Malayan epiphytic orchids having loose racemes of large flowers with spreading perianth and a lip saccate at the base b plural -s :  any plant of the genus Vanda

  2. 2 -s :  a pale purple to pale reddish purple

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Origin and Etymology of vanda

New Latin, from Hindi vandā mistletoe, from Sanskrit, a parasitic plant

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