noun lep·i·dote \ˈle-pə-ˌdōt\

Definition of LEPIDOTE

:  a rhododendron with tiny scales on the undersurface of the leaves

Origin of LEPIDOTE

Greek lepidōtos scaly, from lepid-, lepis
First Known Use: circa 1836


Next Word in the Dictionary: lepidotrichiumPrevious Word in the Dictionary: lepidostrobusAll Words Near: lepidote
July 05, 2015
bunkum Hear it
insincere or foolish talk
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears