from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various tropical American, mostly epiphytic orchids of the genus Cattleya, much hybridized and extensively cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any plant of the genus Cattleya, a species of orchid.
New Latin Cattleya, genus name, after William Cattley (died 1832), British patron of botany.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after William Cattley, English botanist. (Wiktionary)