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Meaning of butterfly orchid

but'terfly or"chid

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an epiphytic South American orchid, Oncidium papilio, having large yellow and reddish-brown flowers.
  2. either of two terrestrial Old World orchids, Habenaria chlorantha or H. bifolia, having long clusters of greenish-white flowers.
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