miltonia

miltonia

[mil-toh-nee-uh]
noun
any of various epiphytic tropical American orchids of the genus Miltonia, having sprays of showy, flat, variously colored flowers.
Also called pansy orchid.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1837), after Charles W. W. Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton (1786–1857), English statesman and horticulturist; see -ia

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