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.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Brassia

Brannock Device
Brannock Devices
Branta bernicla
Branta canadensis
Branta leucopsis
Brasdor's method
Brasenia schreberi

Literary usage of Brassia

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

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 ..."

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