Definition of Moth orchid

1. Noun. Any of various orchids of the genus Phalaenopsis having often drooping glossy broad obovate or oval leaves usually dark green flushed purple or mottled grey and silver.

Exact synonyms: Moth Plant
Generic synonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis
Specialized synonyms: Butterfly Plant, Phalaenopsis Amabilis



Lexicographical Neighbors of Moth Orchid

motes
motesanib
motet
motets
motett
motetts
motey
moth
moth-eaten
moth-eaten alopecia
moth-er
moth-resistant
moth bean
moth miller
moth mullein
moth orchid (current term)
moth patch
moth plant
mothball
mothballed
mothballing
mothbally
mothed
mothen
mother's boy
mother's daughter
mother's line
mother's milk

Literary usage of Moth orchid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Missouri Botanical Garden Bulletin by Missouri botanical garden (1913)
"Other interesting forms which either are in flower or shortly will be, are the elephant moth orchid (Dendrobium ..."

2. The Gardens of the Sun; Or, A Naturalist's Journal on the Mountains and in by Frederick William Burbidge (1880)
"... and just now opening its golden-brown spotted flowers on stout spikes two yards long. There, on, that topmost branch, is a mass of the moth orchid, ..."

3. The Florist and Pomologist: A Pictorial Monthly Magazine of Flowers, Fruits by Robert Hogg (1883)
"80], a pretty Bornean moth orchid, stemless, with deflexed distichous ligulate glossy green leave«, ..."

4. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1889)
"... and a noble specimen of the white moth orchid (Phalaenopsis grandiflora). Messrs. Heath & Son, of Cheltenham, sent a curious form of Odontoglossum ..."

5. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen (1875)
"... the moth orchid, is most useful at this season; but those who are fortunate enough to possess a dozen plants of it may have it in flower nearly all the ..."

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