butterfly orchid


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butterfly orchid

n.
Any of several orchids, especially of the genera Encyclia, Oncidium, or Platanthera, having flowers resembling butterflies.
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Noun1.butterfly orchid - any orchid of the genus Psychopsis: spectacular large tiger-striped orchidsbutterfly orchid - any orchid of the genus Psychopsis: spectacular large tiger-striped orchids
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Psychopsis, Psychopsis - epiphytic orchids of Central and South America formerly included in genus Oncidium
Oncidium papilio kramerianum, Psychopsis krameriana - orchid of South and Central America having flowers similar to but smaller than Psychopsis papilio; sometimes placed in genus Oncidium
Oncidium papilio, Psychopsis papilio - orchid of South America and Trinidad having large yellow and reddish-brown flowers; sometimes placed in genus Oncidium
2.butterfly orchid - any orchid of the genus Oncidium: characterized by slender branching sprays of small yellow and brown flowersbutterfly orchid - any orchid of the genus Oncidium: characterized by slender branching sprays of small yellow and brown flowers; often grown as houseplants
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Oncidium - large genus of showy epiphytic or lithophytic or terrestrial orchids of tropical and subtropical America
3.butterfly orchid - Mexican epiphytic orchid having pale green or yellow-green flowers with white purple-veined lip
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
Encyclia, genus Encyclia - large genus of epiphytic and lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Americas and West Indies; formerly included in genus Epidendrum
4.butterfly orchid - orchid of Florida and the Bahamas having showy brightly colored flowersbutterfly orchid - orchid of Florida and the Bahamas having showy brightly colored flowers; sometimes placed in genus Epidendrum
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
Encyclia, genus Encyclia - large genus of epiphytic and lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Americas and West Indies; formerly included in genus Epidendrum
5.butterfly orchid - Mediterranean orchid having usually purple flowers with a fan-shaped spotted or striped rose-red lip
orchis - any of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes
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Fortunately, mine is just a mild infatuation, easily satisfied by looking at a few green-winged, common, northern marsh and maybe a sexy little early purple or a frivolous butterfly orchid come spring and early summer.
Shanghai Oriental Arts Center -- China's Shanghai Oriental Arts Center features a unique facade that resembles a butterfly orchid in bloom.
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Here, visitors will encounter fragrant pansy orchids, extravagantly ruffled corsage orchids, and perchance a butterfly orchid, said to be the flower greatly responsible for the "orchid- mania" that took hold of 19th-century England.
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Among the grass I noticed a most beautiful wild orchid - a greater butterfly orchid - with a tall spike of green tipped flowers.