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Noun: cattleya  kat-lee-u or kat'ley-u
  1. Any orchid of the genus Cattleya characterized by a three-lobed lip enclosing the column; among the most popular and most extravagantly beautiful orchids known

Derived forms: cattleyas

Type of: orchid, orchidaceous plant

Part of: genus Cattleya

Encyclopedia: Cattleya