vanda

[ van-duh ]
/ ˈvæn də /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. vanbrugh,
  2. vance,
  3. vancomycin,
  4. vancouver,
  5. vancouver, george,
  6. vandal,
  7. vandalia,
  8. vandalic,
  9. vandalism,
  10. vandalize

Origin of vanda

1795–1805; < New Latin < Sanskrit vandā mistletoe

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British Dictionary definitions for vanda

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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