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odontoglossum

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noun odon·to·glos·sum \ō-ˌdän-tə-ˈglä-səm\

Definition of odontoglossum

  1. :  any of a genus (Odontoglossum) of widely cultivated tropical American orchids



Origin and Etymology of odontoglossum

New Latin, from Greek odont- + glōssa tongue — more at gloss


First Known Use: 1880


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