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odontoglossum

Line breaks: odon¦to|glos¦sum
Pronunciation: /ə(ʊ)ˌdɒntə(ʊ)ˈɡlɒsəm
 
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Definition of odontoglossum in English:

noun

An orchid bearing flowers with jagged edges like tooth marks.
Example sentences
  • The orchids that are most commonly available in garden centres are phalaenopsis (moth orchids), oncidiums, odontoglossums and cymbidiums.

Origin

mid 18th century: modern Latin, from odonto- 'of teeth' + Greek glōssa 'tongue'.

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