Definition of Brassia
1. Noun. Genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids having striking axillary racemes of yellow to green spiderlike flowers with long slender sepals and warty lips: spider orchids.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Brassia Lawrenceana, Spider Orchid, Brassia Verrucosa, Spider Orchid
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Literary usage of Brassia
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1. The Floral Cabinet and Magazine of Exotic Botany by George Beauchamp Knowles, Frederic Westcott (1838)
"brassia COCHLEATA. (Spoon-lipped brassia.) LINNEAN SYSTEM. NATURAL ORDER. ... AMONG orchidaceous plants, the genus brassia is remarkable ..."