cymbidium

noun
cym·​bid·​i·​um | \sim-ˈbi-dē-əm \

Definition of cymbidium 

: any of a genus (Cymbidium) of tropical Old World epiphytic orchids with showy flowers

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In addition to rows of ranunculus, there’s a rose garden, a cymbidium orchid greenhouse, and a labyrinth made of sweet peas (like a corn maze, but better smelling). Amelia Mularz, Los Angeles Magazine, "Nostalgic for Last Year’s Super Bloom? You Should Really Go to Carlsbad," 10 Apr. 2018 The maids where given yellow cymbidium orchids to carry. Sue Strachan, NOLA.com, "Knights of Momus celebrate at its 147th ball," 9 Feb. 2018 The guest card table vignette included tulips and cymbidium orchids. John-john Williams Iv, baltimoresun.com, "Wedded: Leah Pressman and Ori Lieberman rekindled their childhood friendship," 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of cymbidium

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cymbidium

New Latin, genus name, from Latin cymba boat, from Greek kymbē

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cymbling

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