coelogyne

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coelogyne any of various orchids of the genus Coelogyne with: clusters of fragrant lacy snow-white flowers; salmon-pink solitary flowers; chainlike racemes of topaz and chocolate brown flowers; spikes of delicate white spice-scented flowers; emerald green flowers marked with blue-black
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Usage

In literature:

Coelogyne Wallichiana was commencing to flower; this plant occurs in profusion in some rocky spots about Moflong.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
After the dendrobiums the coelogyne are the most worth noting.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
Against the glass, right and left all round, are Coelogynes of sorts.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
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