epidendrum

noun
ep·​i·​den·​drum | \ˌe-pə-ˈden-drəm \

Definition of epidendrum 

: any of a large genus (Epidendrum) of chiefly epiphytic orchids found especially in tropical America

First Known Use of epidendrum

1791, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epidendrum

New Latin, from Greek epi- + dendron tree — more at dendr-

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