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laelia

[lee-lee-uh] /ˈli li ə/
noun
1.
any of several epiphytic tropical American orchids of the genus Laelia, having fleshy leaves and showy flowers.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (1763), perhaps after Caius Laelius, Roman statesman of the 2nd century b.c.; see -a2
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  • Some species of laelia also contribute an intense violet shade.

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