Definition of dendrobium
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 plural -s : any plant of the genus Dendrobium
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 dendrobium
New Latin, from dendr- + -bium
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up dendrobium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).