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vanda

[van-duh] /ˈvæn də/
noun
1.
any of several epiphytic orchids of the genus Vanda, of tropical regions of the Eastern Hemisphere, having large white, lilac, blue, or greenish flowers.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Neo-Latin < Sanskrit vandā mistletoe
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vanda

/ˈvændə/
noun
1.
any epiphytic orchid of the E hemisphere genus Vanda, having white, mauve, blue, or greenish fragrant flowers
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Hindi vandā mistletoe, from Sanskrit
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