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vanda

[van-duh]
noun
  1. 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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  • There are those who pronounce Vanda Sanderiana the stateliest of all orchids.

    The Woodlands Orchids

    Frederick Boyle

  • As for Vanda, two years had added wonderfully to her size and beauty.

    The Waif of the "Cynthia"

    Andr Laurie and Jules Verne

  • It was Vanda who first broke the reserve, and spoke upon the subject.

    The Waif of the "Cynthia"

    Andr Laurie and Jules Verne

  • More like a Vanda than anything else, the authorities resolve, but not a Vanda!

    About Orchids

    Frederick Boyle

  • At this moment, in fact, I recall but two exceptions, Vanda and Phalœnopsis.

    About Orchids

    Frederick Boyle


British Dictionary definitions for vanda

vanda

noun
  1. any epiphytic orchid of the E hemisphere genus Vanda, having white, mauve, blue, or greenish fragrant flowers
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Word Origin

C19: New Latin, from Hindi vandā mistletoe, from Sanskrit
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