Definition of cymbidium in English:

cymbidium

Line breaks: cym¦bid|ium
Pronunciation: /sɪmˈbɪdɪəm
 
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noun (plural cymbidiums)

A tropical orchid with long, narrow leaves and arching stems bearing several flowers, growing chiefly as an epiphyte from Asia to Australasia and widely grown for buttonholes.
  • Genus Cymbidium, family Orchidaceae
More example sentences
  • The orchids that are most commonly available in garden centres are phalaenopsis (moth orchids), oncidiums, odontoglossums and cymbidiums, which should flower for weeks and perhaps months.
  • The flowers on the cymbidium orchid last for five to seven weeks.
  • Ideal for the special personalised touch, this sculptural arrangement includes King Protea, a cymbidium orchid, zantedeschia and schwarzwalder.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek kumbē 'cup'.

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