Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of orchids of the tribe Vandeæ, type of the subtribe Maxillarieæ, characterized by an erect concave lip with erect lateral lobes and a fleshy column.

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  • n. any of numerous orchids of the genus Maxillaria often cultivated for their large brilliantly colored solitary flowers

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