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CATTLEYA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does cattleya mean? 

CATTLEYA (noun)
  The noun CATTLEYA has 1 sense:

1. any orchid of the genus Cattleya characterized by a three-lobed lip enclosing the column; among the most popular and most extravagantly beautiful orchids known

  Familiarity information: CATTLEYA used as a noun is very rare.


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CATTLEYA (noun)


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Meaning:

Any orchid of the genus Cattleya characterized by a three-lobed lip enclosing the column; among the most popular and most extravagantly beautiful orchids known

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("cattleya" is a kind of...):

orchid; orchidaceous plant (any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors)

Holonyms ("cattleya" is a member of...):

genus Cattleya (large and highly valued genus of beautiful tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic orchids; the typical orchids; known in many varieties)


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