lep·​i·​dote ˈle-pə-ˌdōt How to pronounce lepidote (audio)
variants or lepidote rhododendron
: any of various low-growing, small-leaved rhododendrons with tiny scales on the undersurface of the leaves compare elepidote

Word History


Greek lepidōtos scaly, from lepid-, lepis

First Known Use

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lepidote was circa 1836

Dictionary Entries Near lepidote

Cite this Entry

“Lepidote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lepidote. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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