moth orchid

any orchid of the genus Phalaenopsis, having thick, leathery leaves and loose clusters of flowers, usually white or tinged with rose or purple.

1875–80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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moth orchid

any plant of the genus Phalaenopsis, family Orchidaceae, consisting of about 45 species native to southeastern Asia and part of Australia. A moth orchid has a short stem that bears several broad, leathery leaves.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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We have a moth orchid that lost its flowers some time back.
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