butterfly orchid

Butterfly orchid

– definition :

  • (noun)
    1. Mediterranean orchid having usually purple flowers with a fan-shaped spotted or striped rose-red lip (context:plant)
    2. orchid of Florida and the Bahamas having showy brightly colored flowers; sometimes placed in genus Epidendrum (context:plant)
    3. Mexican epiphytic orchid having pale green or yellow-green flowers with white purple-veined lip (context:plant)
    4. any orchid of the genus Oncidium: characterized by slender branching sprays of small yellow and brown flowers; often grown as houseplants (context:plant)
    5. any orchid of the genus Psychopsis: spectacular large tiger-striped orchids (context:plant)
butterfly orchid