vanda orchid

noun van·da orchid \ ˈvan-də- \

Definition of vanda orchid

: any of a large genus (Vanda) of eastern Asian epiphytic orchids often grown for their loose racemes of showy flowers called also vanda

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Origin and Etymology of vanda orchid

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Sanskrit vandā, the orchid Vanda tesselata


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