[ mil-toh-nee-uh ]
/ mɪlˈtoʊ ni ə /
any of various epiphytic tropical American orchids of the genus Miltonia, having sprays of showy, flat, variously colored flowers.
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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