Definitions of butterfly orchid:
  • noun:   Mediterranean orchid having usually purple flowers with a fan-shaped spotted or striped rose-red lip
  • noun:   orchid of Florida and the Bahamas having showy brightly colored flowers; sometimes placed in genus Epidendrum
  • noun:   Mexican epiphytic orchid having pale green or yellow-green flowers with white purple-veined lip
  • noun:   any orchid of the genus Psychopsis: spectacular large tiger-striped orchids
  • noun:   any orchid of the genus Oncidium: characterized by slender branching sprays of small yellow and brown flowers; often grown as houseplants

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