from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a genus of beautiful orchids of the tribe Vandeæ and the subtribe Sarcantheæ, characterized by loosely racemed flowers, their lateral sepals united to the base of the thick and roundish column, and the lip destitute of a spur.
  • n. In ornithology, a genus of owls: synonymous with Glaucidium.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.