dendrobium

dendrobium

[den-droh-bee-uhm]
noun
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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