from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants of the family Orchidaceæ, several species of which are grown in choice collections.

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  • n. genus of tropical American orchids having showy male and female flowers usually on separate inflorescences


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  • In the other example (catasetum), when a bee gnaws a certain part of the flower, he inevitably touches a long delicate projection which Mr. Darwin calls the 'antenna.'

    Life and Habit


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