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.'