[ kuh-lan-thee ]
/ kəˈlæn θi /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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
  • 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