labella


labella

< /ləˈbɛl ə/. Botany.

  1. the petal of an orchid that differs more or less markedly from the other petals, often forming the most conspicuous part; the lip.

noun plural -la (-lə)

  1. the part of the corolla of certain plants, esp orchids, that forms a distinct, often lobed, lip
  2. a lobe at the tip of the proboscis of a fly

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