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rhododendron

noun rho·do·den·dron \ˌrō-də-ˈden-drən\

: 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

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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

rhododendron

noun rho·do·den·dron \ˌrō-də-ˈden-drən\

Definition of RHODODENDRON for Kids

:  a shrub with leathery evergreen leaves and showy clusters of flowers
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