epidendrum

noun
ep·​i·​den·​drum | \ ˌe-pə-ˈden-drəm How to pronounce epidendrum (audio) \

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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“Epidendrum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epidendrum. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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