Definition of butterfly orchid in English:

butterfly orchid

Syllabification: but·ter·fly or·chid

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
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    • 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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