Definition of bolbophyllum
1 capitalized : a large genus of epiphytic orchids having small pseudobulbs, stiff leaves, and racemose or solitary showy flowers with a jointed lip, being native chiefly to the Old World tropics, and including a few forms in cultivation
2 plural -s : a plant or flower of the genus Bolbophyllum
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of bolbophyllum
New Latin, from Greek bolbos bulb + New Latin -phyllum — more at bulb
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up bolbophyllum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).