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laelia

[ lee-lee-uh ]
/ ˈli li ə /
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noun

any of several epiphytic tropical American orchids of the genus Laelia, having fleshy leaves and showy flowers.

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Origin of laelia

<New Latin (1763), perhaps after Caius Laelius, Roman statesman of the 2nd century b.c.; see -a2
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