(Latin) Labella, (English) Labellums
(Latin), diminutive of labrum lip.
1. (Botanical) The lower or apparently anterior petal of an orchidaceous flower, often of a very curious shape.2. (Zoölogy) A small appendage beneath the upper lip or labrum of certain insects.
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From Latin labellum (“small tub or basin”), diminutive of labrum (“basin, tub”), from lavō (“bathe”).
labellum (plural labella or labellums) Showy Lady Slipper (Cypripedium reginae) has a pink labellum. The lower central petal of orchid flowers, usually developed to be showy and attract pollinators.
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