noun den·dro·bi·um \denˈdrōbēəm\

Definition of dendrobium

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of epiphytic orchids that are chiefly native to tropical and subtropical Asia and have stems resembling canes and racemose flowers in which the labellum is connate with or articulate to the base of the column

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Dendrobium

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Origin and Etymology of dendrobium

New Latin, from dendr- + -bium

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