Definition of Bletia

1. Noun. Any of various orchids of the genus Bletia having pseudobulbs and erect leafless racemes of large purple or pink flowers.

Generic synonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Bletia



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bletia

blessest
blesseth
blessin'
blessing
blessing in disguise
blessings
blessings in disguise
blessworthy
blest
blet
bletcherous
blether
blethered
blethering
blethers
bletia (current term)
blets
bletted
bletting
bleu
bleu, blanc et rouge
bleu-cheese
bleu celeste
bleu cheese
bleu cheese dressing
bleu d'Auvergne
bleuatre
bleurgh
blevey
blew

Literary usage of Bletia

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1. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1901)
"bletia.—R. hyacintha is a beautiful Chinese Orchid, having ribbed leaves, and slender flower-stems г ft. or more high, bearing about half a dozen showy ..."

2. The Window Gardener by Edward Sprague Rand (1876)
"bletia. — PHAIUS. — GOODYERA. rT^HE word " orchid" conveys to most minds an idea of a plant which grows only in great heat, and requires a peculiar mode of ..."

3. The Genera and Species of Orchideous Plants by John Lindley (1830)
"bletia capitata. R. Br. B. " labello prope basin intus callo ... Kew. 5. 2O6. Hab. in India Occidentali; R. Brown. 10. bletia obcordata. ..."

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