saccolabium

noun sac·co·la·bi·um \ˌsakōˈlābēəm\

Definition of saccolabium

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of epiphytic orchids of the East Indies and the Malay archipelago having racemose flowers with a flat spreading perianth and a lip with a saccate base

  2. 2 plural saccolabia \-ēə\ or saccolabiums :  any plant or flower of the genus Saccolabium

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Origin and Etymology of saccolabium

New Latin, from sacc- + labium


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