noun on·cid·i·um \än-ˈsi-dē-əm, äŋ-ˈki-\

Definition of oncidium

  1. :  any of a genus (Oncidium) of showy tropical American chiefly epiphytic orchids

Origin and Etymology of oncidium

New Latin, from Greek onkos barbed hook — more at angle

First Known Use: circa 1868

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