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miltonia

[mil-toh-nee-uh]
noun
  1. any of various epiphytic tropical American orchids of the genus Miltonia, having sprays of showy, flat, variously colored flowers.
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Origin of miltonia

< New Latin (1837), after Charles W. W. Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton (1786–1857), English statesman and horticulturist; see -ia
Also called pansy orchid.
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  • Old-fashioned people have not yet learned to call Odontoglossum vexillarium a Miltonia.

    The Woodlands Orchids

    Frederick Boyle