Definition of Moth plant

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



Lexicographical Neighbors of Moth Plant

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

Literary usage of Moth plant

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

1. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1899)
"The so-called "codling moth plant" was supposed to be an effective destroyer of this pest, because it often happened that several species of moths, ..."

2. English Compound Words and Phrases: A Reference List, with Statement of by Francis Horace Teall (1892)
"... moth=orchid moth=patch moth=plant moth=sphinx moth=trap motion=bar motion=distortion motion=indicator motley=minded, etc. motor=car mottle=faced, ..."

3. The School World (1902)
"Reeds, Plusia F. Mint, Pyrausta P. (on wood of forest trees) Leopard Moth ; (the trunks of large trees) Goat Moth. Plant Life.—Now are in flower on various ..."

4. A Dictionary of the Hindee Language by John Drew Bate (1875)
"... from house to house. , the dry moth-plant cut and given as fod- , /• form, fashion, make. [der to cattle. , m. housekeeping ; household. т, »'• a, ..."

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