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
genusZygopetalum of South American orchids.
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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.