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cattleya

[kat-lee-uh, kat-lee-uh, -ley-uh] /ˈkæt li ə, kætˈli ə, -ˈleɪ ə/
noun
1.
any of several tropical American orchids of the genus Cattleya, having showy flowers ranging from white to purple.
Origin of cattleya
1820-1830
1820-30; after William Cattley (died 1832), English botany enthusiast; see -a2
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  • Seventeen common genera of orchids are represented, including the popular corsage orchid, the cattleya.
British Dictionary definitions for cattleya

cattleya

/ˈkætlɪə/
noun
1.
any tropical American orchid of the genus Cattleya, cultivated for their purplish-pink or white showy flowers
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, named after William Cattley (died 1832), English botanist
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