lepidote

noun
lep·​i·​dote | \ˈle-pə-ˌdōt \
variants: or lepidote rhododendron

Definition of lepidote 

: any of various low-growing, small-leaved rhododendrons with tiny scales on the undersurface of the leaves — compare elepidote

First Known Use of lepidote

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lepidote

Greek lepidōtos scaly, from lepid-, lepis

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