Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of epiphytic orchids, of the tribe Vandeæ and subtribe Cyrtopodieæ.

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  • noun Any of the genus Zygopetalum of South American orchids.

Etymologies

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From the genus name.

Examples

  • Happily he was standing with his back to the light in one of the orchid-houses, enjoying the drowsy warmth of the atmosphere, and Mabel was engrossed with the contemplation of a fine zygopetalum, which was just making up its mind to bloom.

    Vixen, Volume II.

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