vanda orchid
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Sanskrit vandā the orchid Vanda tesselata Date: 1943 any of a large genus (Vanda) of eastern Asian epiphytic orchids often grown for their loose racemes of showy flowers — called also vanda

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  • vanda orchid — /ˈvændə ɔkəd/ (say vanduh awkuhd) noun any of various orchids of the genus Vanda, highly variable in appearance and common in tropical Asia, especially Vanda Miss Joaquim, the national flower of Singapore. {Sanskrit; Vanda Miss Joaquim named… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Vanda — Taxobox name = Vanda image caption = Vanda Miss Joaquim regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Asparagales familia = Orchidaceae subfamilia = Higher Epidendroideae tribus = Vandeae subtribus = Sarcanthinae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • Vanda javierae — Taxobox name = Vanda javierae status = EN status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Asparagales familia = Orchidaceae genus = Vanda species = V. javierae binomial = Vanda javierae Vanda javierae …   Wikipedia

  • orchid family — noun enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers • Syn: ↑Orchidaceae, ↑family Orchidaceae • Hypernyms: ↑monocot family, ↑liliopsid family • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • vanda — noun see vanda orchid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Vanda Miss Joaquim — flower Vanda Miss Joaquim (Chinese: 卓锦万黛兰; pinyin: zhuójǐn wàndàilán), also known as the Singapore Orchid and the Princess Aloha Orchid is a hybrid orchid cultivar that is Singapore s national flower. The flower is named after Agnes Joaquim who… …   Wikipedia

  • Vanda (Orchideen) — Vanda Vanda tricolor Systematik Ordnung: Spargelartige (Asparagales) Familie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vanda (orquídea) — Vanda también es el nombre sueco de la ciudad finlandesa de Vantaa   Vanda …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vanda tessellata — illustration Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Vanda (disambiguation) — Vanda may refer to the following: * Vanda, a genus of the orchid family. * Vanda, a given name in Portugal * Vanda (originally Wanda), a girl from Polish legend who committed suicide because she was forced to marry a German knight. There is an… …   Wikipedia

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