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

Definition of Selenipedium

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of selenipedium

New Latin, from 1selen- + Greek pedion plain, flat surface — more at pedion

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