rho·​do·​ra | \ rō-ˈdȯr-ə How to pronounce rhodora (audio) \

Definition of rhodora

: an azalea (Rhododendron canadense) of northeastern North America that has spring-flowering pink blossoms

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Botany cannot go farther than tell me the names of the shrubs which grow there,—the high-blueberry, panicled andromeda, lambkill, azalea, and rhodora,—all standing in the quaking sphagnum. Henry David Thoreau, The Atlantic, "The Swamp Lover," 6 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of rhodora

circa 1731, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhodora

New Latin, alteration of Latin rodarum, a plant

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