lepidote

noun
lep·​i·​dote | \ ˈle-pə-ˌdōt How to pronounce lepidote (audio) \
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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“Lepidote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lepidote. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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