moth orchid


any orchid of the genus Phalaenopsis, having thick, leathery leaves and loose clusters of flowers, usually white or tinged with rose or purple.

Nearby words

  1. motel,
  2. motet,
  3. moth,
  4. moth bean,
  5. moth mullein,
  6. moth-eaten,
  7. mothball,
  8. mothballs,
  9. mother,
  10. mother carey's chicken

Origin of moth orchid

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019