epidendrum

epidendrum

[ep-i-den-druhm]
noun
any of numerous tropical American orchids of the genus Epidendrum, having variously colored, often showy flowers.

Origin:
1785–95; < Neo-Latin; see epi-, -dendron

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epidendrum

noun
large and variable genus of terrestrial or epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Americas; some native to United States 
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