Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

cymbidium

play
noun cym·bid·i·um \sim-ˈbi-dē-əm\

Definition of cymbidium

  1. :  any of a genus (Cymbidium) of tropical Old World epiphytic orchids with showy flowers



Origin and Etymology of cymbidium

New Latin, genus name, from Latin cymba boat, from Greek kymbē


First Known Use: 1815


Learn More about cymbidium


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cymbidium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).