any of several plants of the genus Disa in the orchid family, primarily found in Africa and Madagascar and having tuberous roots and usually white, purple, or red flowers.
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How to use disa in a sentence
Tankee, massa buckaraw; you gi me lilly lif, me bery glad;—disa ting damma heby.The Politician Out-Witted | Samuel Low
The ancient Scandinavians worshiped a virgin goddess called disa.Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions | T. W. Doane
There are gardeners, such as Mr. Cook at Loughborough, who grow disa grandiflora like a weed.About Orchids | Frederick Boyle
I had the good fortune to do as much for disa Cooperi, though not by my own skill.About Orchids | Frederick Boyle
The D. graminifolia or Blue disa section do not increase by stolons.Orchids | James O'Brien