any of a genus (Cattleya) of tropical American orchids with large, showy blossoms, often grown in greenhouses
Origin of cattleyaModern Latin after Wm. Cattley (died 1832), British horticulturist
Any of various tropical American, mostly epiphytic orchids of the genus Cattleya, much hybridized and extensively cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers.
Origin of cattleyaNew Latin Cattleya, genus name, after William Cattley, (died 1832), British patron of botany.
Named after William Cattley, English botanist.
After Sir William Cattley + -a