n. a genus of plants comprising tropical American species usually placed in the genus Masdevallia; they are very dwarf plants having short tufted and usually unifoliate stems with usually solitary flowers.
Syn. -- genus Dryadella.
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(?), n. [NL. Named after J. Dryander.] (Bot.) A genus of shrubs growing in Australia, having beautiful, hard, dry, evergreen leaves.
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(?), n.;
pl. Dryades (#).
[L. See Dryad.] (Class. Myth.) A dryad.
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