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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.


vanda

/ ˈvændə /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of vanda1

1795–1805; < New Latin < Sanskrit vandā mistletoe

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Word History and Origins

Origin of vanda1

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

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Example Sentences

Vanda ends up being much less of a airhead than she initially appears.

Vanda Felbab-Brown looks at President Felipe Calderon's promising new strategy.

By her he had a daughter, Vanda, who became the Baronne de Mergi.

Vanda was cured, thanks to a foreign physician, Halpersohn, procured by Godefroid.

A single plant of Vanda coerulea × V. Amesiana appeared, and is now showing its third leaf.

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

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

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