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oncidium

oncidium

noun on·cid·i·um \än-ˈsi-dē-əm, äŋ-ˈki-\

Definition of ONCIDIUM

:  any of a genus (Oncidium) of showy tropical American chiefly epiphytic orchids

Origin of ONCIDIUM

New Latin, from Greek onkos barbed hook — more at angle
First Known Use: circa 1868

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