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(Plants) any of various orchids of the genus Calanthe of the family Orchidaceae, found in tropical areas and having long-lasting yellow, white, or pink flowers
[C20: from New Latin, from Greek kalos beautiful + anthē bloom]
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|Noun||1.||calanthe - any of various showy orchids of the genus Calanthe having white or yellow or rose-colored flowers and broad leaves folded lengthwise|
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Calanthe - large and widely distributed genus of terrestrial orchids
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