Cattleya

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Cattleya- Wikipedia

Origin: English

Meaning: flower name, person from Catley/ Cat’s clearing

Variants: Cataleya

Gender: Female

Cattleya comes from the genus Cattleya, a type of orchid. It was named after William Catley, whose surname comes from Old English elements catt “cat” and leah meaning “clearing” or “glade”, either meaning “Cat’s clearing” referring to someone by the name of Cat or referring to a clearing frequented by a lot of cats.

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