[ van-duh ]
/ ˈvæn də /
any of several epiphytic orchids of the genus Vanda, of tropical regions of the Eastern Hemisphere, having large white, lilac, blue, or greenish flowers.
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Origin of vanda
1795–1805; <New Latin <Sanskrit vandā mistletoe
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British Dictionary definitions for vanda (1 of 2)
/ (ˈvændə) /
any epiphytic orchid of the E hemisphere genus Vanda, having white, mauve, blue, or greenish fragrant flowers
Word Origin for vanda
C19: New Latin, from Hindi vandā mistletoe, from Sanskrit
British Dictionary definitions for vanda (2 of 2)
V and A
abbreviation for (in Britain)
Victoria and Albert Museum
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