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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
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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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