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
Origin and Etymology of vanda orchid
borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Sanskrit vandā, the orchid Vanda tesselata
First Known Use: 1943See Words from the same year
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