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  • n. Plural form of cattleya.


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  • I can't grow too many cattleyas because they need good sunlight all year round, and I don't have it.


  • Everything from slipper orchids on the left, to oncidiums the yellow ones, to cattleyas in back, to phalaenopsis on the right.


  • The three flowerpots nearest Pinkie exploded, showering him with fern root, bits of clay, and fragments of what had been prizewinning cattleyas.

    Fat Tuesday

  • I needed forty-eight, three apiece, but took a few extra because some were not perfect, mostly Cattleyas Dionysius, Katadin and peetersi, Brassocattleyas Calypso, fournierae and Nestor, and Laelio-cattleyas barbarossa, Carmencita and St. Gothard.

    Murder By The Book

  • She had in her hand a bunch of cattleyas, and Swann could see, beneath the film of lace that covered her head, more of the same flowers fastened to a swansdown plume.

    Swann's Way

  • She found something 'quaint' in the shape of each of her Chinese ornaments, and also in her orchids, the cattleyas especially (these being, with chrysanthemums, her favourite flowers), because they had the supreme merit of not looking in the least like other flowers, but of being made, apparently, out of scraps of silk or satin.

    Swann's Way

  • She was wearing, under her cloak, a flowing gown of black velvet, caught up on one side so as to reveal a large triangular patch of her white silk skirt, with an 'insertion,' also of white silk, in the cleft of her low-necked bodice, in which were fastened a few more cattleyas.

    Swann's Way

  • Or else, if she had none: "Oh! no cattleyas this evening; then there's nothing for me to arrange."

    Swann's Way

  • Vero Beach Orchid Society: Potting cattleyas in 4 inch pots, refreshments. Stories

  • Mladinich tries not to play favorites, but she is partial to the bigger cattleyas.



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