An·​gre·​cum | \ aŋˈgrēkəm \

Definition of Angrecum

: a genus of epiphytic orchids found in tropical regions of the Old World with 2-ranked leaves and in several species grotesque showy flowers

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First Known Use of Angrecum

1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Angrecum

New Latin, modification of Malay anggěrek orchid

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“Angrecum.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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