odon·​to·​glos·​sum ō-ˌdän-tə-ˈglä-səm How to pronounce odontoglossum (audio)
: any of a genus (Odontoglossum) of widely cultivated tropical American orchids

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Finally, the bride carried a cascading bouquet of gardenias, stephanotis, odontoglossum orchid, lily of the valley, Earl Mountbatten roses, freesia, veronica, ivy, myrtle and tradescantia down the aisle. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 12 Aug. 2022

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of odontoglossum was in 1880

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“Odontoglossum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/odontoglossum. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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