Definition of butterfly orchid in English:

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butterfly orchid

noun

An epiphytic wild orchid of South America with large yellow and red flowers that somewhat resemble a butterfly in shape.
  • Oncidium papilio, family Orchidaceae
Example sentences
  • Bauhinia forficata, or Brazilian orchid tree, also is known as white butterfly orchid tree or simply white orchid tree.
  • Among them are butterfly orchid from Timor and Maluku, and mini orchid from North Sulawesi.
  • The tour ended in a forest of trees with blooming white blossoms of phalaenopsis, or butterfly orchid.

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Syllabification: but·ter·fly or·chid

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