labellum

noun
la·​bel·​lum | \ lə-ˈbe-ləm How to pronounce labellum (audio) \
plural labella\ lə-​ˈbe-​lə How to pronounce labella (audio) \

Definition of labellum

1 : the median and usually most morphologically distinct member of the corolla of an orchid
2 : a terminal part of the labium or labrum of various insects

First Known Use of labellum

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for labellum

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of labrum lip — more at lip

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