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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In an adjoining gallery called the Silver Garden, vanda orchids are arranged almost as an art installation, more than 200 aloft on wires in a handful of intensely blue varieties. Adrian Higgins, idahostatesman, "Moth orchid’s ascent overshadows alluring varieties | Idaho Statesman," 21 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of vanda orchid

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vanda orchid

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

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