elep·​i·​dote (ˈ)ē-ˈle-pə-ˌdōt How to pronounce elepidote (audio)
variants or elepidote rhododendron
: any of various medium to large rhododendrons with large, leathery leaves lacking the scales characteristic of the related lepidotes

Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of elepidote was in 1982

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“Elepidote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elepidote. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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