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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.


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