odontoglossum

noun
odon·​to·​glos·​sum | \ ō-ˌdän-tə-ˈglä-səm How to pronounce odontoglossum (audio) \

Definition of odontoglossum

: any of a genus (Odontoglossum) of widely cultivated tropical American orchids

First Known Use of odontoglossum

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for odontoglossum

New Latin, from Greek odont- + glōssa tongue — more at gloss

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“Odontoglossum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/odontoglossum. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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