cymbidium

[sim-bid-ee-uhm]
noun
any of various orchids of the genus Cymbidium, native to Asia and Australia, having long clusters of numerous showy, variously colored flowers.

Origin:
1799; < Neo-Latin < Greek kýmb(ē) (see cymbiform) + -idion -idium

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cymbidium (sɪmˈbɪdɪəm)
 
n , pl -diums
a genus, Cymbidium, of subtropical and tropical orchids native to Australia and Asia, having boat-shaped showy flowers
 
[C19: from Latin cymba boat]

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cymbidium

(genus Cymbidium), any of about 70 species of tropical and subtropical Asian orchids, family Orchidaceae, containing several thousand man-made hybrids. The flowers range from white and pale yellow to green, maroon, and dark bronze.

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If your cymbidium orchids are bulging out of their containers or the bark has decomposed, it's time to repot them.
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