- any of various tropical and subtropical orchids of the genus Calanthe, having racemes of white, reddish, or yellow flowers.
Origin of calanthe
From New Latin
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Examples from the Web for calanthe
I am, my lordand tis our sister Calanthe of whom I have spoken, was the reply.Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf
George W. M. Reynolds
A beautiful pink and white ground orchid (Calanthe) was plentiful.Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines
H. Wilfrid Walker
Phaius—it is often spelt Phajus—is so closely allied with Calanthe that for hybridizing purposes at least there is no distinction.
The success is more interesting because one parent is evergreen, the other, Calanthe, deciduous.