cymbidium

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noun cym·bid·i·um \sim-ˈbi-dē-əm\

Definition of cymbidium

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

Origin and Etymology of cymbidium

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


First Known Use: 1815


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