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  1. any of various tropical and subtropical orchids of the genus Calanthe, having racemes of white, reddish, or yellow flowers.
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Origin of calanthe

From New Latin
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Examples from the Web for calanthe

Historical Examples of 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.

  • Phaius—it is often spelt Phajus—is so closely allied with Calanthe that for hybridizing purposes at least there is no distinction.

    About Orchids

    Frederick Boyle

  • The success is more interesting because one parent is evergreen, the other, Calanthe, deciduous.

    About Orchids

    Frederick Boyle