sac·​co·​la·​bi·​um | \ ˌsakōˈlābēəm \

Definition of saccolabium

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

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History and Etymology for saccolabium

New Latin, from sacc- + labium

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“Saccolabium.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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