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dancing-lady orchid

[dan-sing-ley-dee, dahn-] /ˈdæn sɪŋˈleɪ di, ˈdɑn-/
noun
1.
any of numerous epiphytic orchids of the genus Oncidium, often grown as houseplants.

oncidium

[on-sid-ee-uh m] /ɒnˈsɪd i əm/
noun
1.
any of numerous tropical American orchids of the genus Oncidium, having clusters of flowers showing great variety in size, form, and color.
Also called dancing lady orchid.
Origin of oncidium
< New Latin (1800), equivalent to Greek onk(o)- (combining form of ónkos barb of an arrow) + New Latin -idium -idium; so called from the crests on the labellum
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