Entry from British & World English dictionary
An orchid bearing flowers with jagged edges like tooth marks.
- The orchids that are most commonly available in garden centres are phalaenopsis (moth orchids), oncidiums, odontoglossums and cymbidiums.
Mid 18th century: modern Latin, from odonto- 'of teeth' + Greek glōssa 'tongue'.
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