vanda orchid

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noun van·da orchid \ˈvan-də-\

Definition of vanda orchid

  1. :  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: 1943


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