odontoglossum


odon·to·glos·sum

noun \ō-ˌdän-tə-ˈglä-səm\

Definition of ODONTOGLOSSUM

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

Origin of ODONTOGLOSSUM

New Latin, from Greek odont- + glōssa tongue — more at gloss
First Known Use: 1880

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