vanda

[ van-duh ]
/ ˈvæn də /

noun

any of several epiphytic orchids of the genus Vanda, of tropical regions of the Eastern Hemisphere, having large white, lilac, blue, or greenish flowers.

Origin of vanda

1795–1805; < New Latin < Sanskrit vandā mistletoe
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vanda
/ (ˈvændə) /

noun

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
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