[ mil-toh-nee-uh ]
/ mɪlˈtoʊ ni ə /
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any of various epiphytic tropical American orchids of the genus Miltonia, having sprays of showy, flat, variously colored flowers.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also called pansy orchid.
Origin of miltonia
<New Latin (1837), after Charles W. W. Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton (1786–1857), English statesman and horticulturist; see -ia
Words nearby miltonia
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Example sentences from the Web for miltonia
Old-fashioned people have not yet learned to call Odontoglossum vexillarium a Miltonia.The Woodlands Orchids|Frederick Boyle