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Any of various tropical American, mostly epiphytic orchids of the genus Cattleya, much hybridized and extensively cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers.

[New Latin Cattleya, genus name, after William Cattley (died 1832), British patron of botany.]


(Plants) any tropical American orchid of the genus Cattleya, cultivated for their purplish-pink or white showy flowers
[C19: New Latin, named after William Cattley (died 1832), English botanist]


(ˈkæt li ə, kætˈli ə, -ˈleɪ ə)

n., pl. -ley•as.
any tropical American orchid of the genus Cattleya, having large, showy flowers.
[1820–30; after William Cattley (d. 1832), English botany enthusiast; see -a2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cattleya - any orchid of the genus Cattleya characterized by a three-lobed lip enclosing the columncattleya - 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
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
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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The vegetation had again changed, and only the vegetable ivory tree remained, with a great profusion of wonderful orchids, among which I learned to recognize the rare Nuttonia Vexillaria and the glorious pink and scarlet blossoms of Cattleya and odontoglossum.
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According to Senior Police Officer 4 (SPO4) Roldan Dapat of the QCPD-Crime Investigation and Detection Unit, Mark Anthony Hinorga, 33, was found dead in his home at Cattleya Compound, Barangay (village) Bahay Toro, Quezon City at around 8 p.
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Cattleya walkeriana Gardner is appreciated by growers because of its diversity of forms and its beautiful and valuable flowers (Da Silva & Milaneze-Gutierre, 2004).
Cattleya walkeriana Gardner is now a threatened species due to forest fragmentation and predatory collection (Tambarussi et al.
2013a) verificaram que o numero de raizes em Cattleya loddigesii Lindley, cultivada em meio MS 1/2 por 90 dias, foi reduzido em concentracoes de 30 e 40g [L.
Corporate sponsor and orchid collector Better-Gro is loaning the gardens hybrid orchids of every description and color--phalaenopsis, vandas, dendrobiums, oncidiums, cattleya.
This group includes Cattleya, also sometimes known as the 'corsage orchid' because it is Phalaenopsis, moth orchid.
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THOMAS Sydna (nee Evans) Passed away Jan 13, aged 83, after a long illness; dearly loved wife of the late Maldwyn, loving mother of Christine, Elaine, Gaynor and Gareth, mother-in-law to Derek, Simon, Alex and Michelle, grandmother to Lloyd, Laura, Chloe, Angharad, Bryony, Emily, Andrew, Rebecca and the late Josh, greatgrandmother to Ava Rose, Poppy and Cattleya.