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[mil-toh-nee-uh] /mɪlˈtoʊ ni ə/
any of various epiphytic tropical American orchids of the genus Miltonia, having sprays of showy, flat, variously colored flowers.
Also called pansy orchid.
Origin of miltonia
< New Latin (1837), after Charles W. W. Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton (1786-1857), English statesman and horticulturist; see -ia Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Old-fashioned people have not yet learned to call Odontoglossum vexillarium a miltonia.

    The Woodlands Orchids Frederick Boyle

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