odontoglossum

odontoglossum

[oh-don-tuh-glos-uhm]
noun
any epiphytic orchid of the genus Odontoglossum, of the mountainous regions from Bolivia to Mexico.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1816) < Greek odonto- odonto- + glôss(a) tongue + Neo-Latin -um neuter noun suffix

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odontoglossum (ɒˌdɒntəˈɡlɒsəm)
 
n
any epiphytic orchid of the tropical American genus Odontoglossum, having clusters of brightly coloured flowers

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