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dendrobium

[den-droh-bee-uh m] /dɛnˈdroʊ bi əm/
noun
1.
any of numerous epiphytic orchids of the genus Dendrobium, native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Eastern Hemisphere, having variously colored, often showy flowers.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (1799), equivalent to Greek dendro- dendro- + Neo-Latin -bium < Greek -bion, neuter of -bios -lived, having such a life, living on (adj. derivative of bíos life; see bio-)
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