Selenipedium

noun
Se·​le·​ni·​pe·​di·​um | \ sə̇ˌlēnəˈpēdēəm \

Definition of Selenipedium

: a genus of large reedlike tropical American orchids that is closely related to Cypripedium and includes forms with pods used locally as a substitute for vanilla

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History and Etymology for Selenipedium

New Latin, from selen- entry 1 + Greek pedion plain, flat surface

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“Selenipedium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Selenipedium. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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