Definition of rhododendron
: any of a genus (Rhododendron) of widely cultivated shrubs and trees of the heath family with alternate leaves and showy flowers; especially : one with leathery evergreen leaves as distinguished from a deciduous azalea
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Avid gardeners in their 70s, the Halls turned an acre of weeds outside their back door into a stunning forest garden, brimming with azaleas, rhododendrons, hydrangeas and other shade-loving shrubs.
The park, which is crisscrossed with beautiful ravines and creeks, is home to hundreds of animal and plant species, including Ohio’s last remaining populations of native rhododendron.
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Origin and Etymology of rhododendron
New Latin, from Latin, oleander, from Greek, from rhod- + dendron tree — more at dendr-
First Known Use: 1657
RHODODENDRON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rhododendron for English Language Learners
: an evergreen bush that has large, bright flowers and that is often grown in gardens
RHODODENDRON Defined for Kids
Definition of rhododendron for Students
: a shrub with leathery evergreen leaves and showy clusters of flowers
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