Definition of Miltonia in English:

Miltonia

Pronunciation /mɪlˈtəʊnɪə/

noun

  • A tropical South American genus of epiphytic orchids bearing large brilliantly coloured flowers; (also miltonia) an orchid of this genus.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Miltonia, genus name from the name of Charles Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, later third Earl Fitzwilliam, English politician and horticulturist + -ia.