Simple Definition of rhododendron
: an evergreen bush that has large, bright flowers and that is often grown in gardens
Full Definition of rhododendron
: any of a genus (Rhododendron) of widely cultivated shrubs and trees of the heath family with alternate leaves and showy flowers; especially : one with leathery evergreen leaves as distinguished from a deciduous azalea
Origin of rhododendron
New Latin, from Latin, oleander, from Greek, from rhod- + dendron tree — more at dendr-
First Known Use: 1664
RHODODENDRON Defined for Kids
Definition of rhododendron for Students
: a shrub with leathery evergreen leaves and showy clusters of flowers
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