: 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

Word History


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

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“Selenipedium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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