Cattleya Definition

kătlē-ə
noun
Any of a genus (Cattleya) of tropical American orchids with large, showy blossoms, often grown in greenhouses.
Webster's New World
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pronoun

A taxonomic genus within the family Orchidaceae — the cattleyas.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Cattleya

Noun

Singular:
cattleya
Plural:
cattleyas

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

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