Cattleya meaning

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Any of various tropical American, mostly epiphytic orchids of the genus Cattleya, much hybridized and extensively cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers.
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Any of a genus (Cattleya) of tropical American orchids with large, showy blossoms, often grown in greenhouses.
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(botany) Any plant of the genus Cattleya, a species of orchid.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Orchidaceae — the cattleyas.
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Origin of cattleya

  • New Latin Cattleya genus name after William Cattley (died 1832), British patron of botany

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named after William Cattley, English botanist.

    From Wiktionary

  • After Sir William Cattley +‎ -a

    From Wiktionary