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odontoglossum

[oh-don-tuh-glos-uh m] /oʊˌdɒn təˈglɒs əm/
noun
1.
any epiphytic orchid of the genus Odontoglossum, of the mountainous regions from Bolivia to Mexico.
Origin of odontoglossum
< New Latin (1816) < Greek odonto- odonto- + glôss(a) tongue + New Latin -um neuter noun suffix
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  • Thus odontoglossum Harryanum was found, to the eternal glory of Roezl.

    The Woodlands Orchids Frederick Boyle
  • This which we enter is devoted to odontoglossum crispum, with a few Masdevallias.

    About Orchids Frederick Boyle
  • This fine odontoglossum was one of the earliest known though one of the latest to reach us alive.

  • I have observed cases of the adhesion of the segments of the perianth to the stamen in Ophrys aranifera, odontoglossum, sp.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters
  • In odontoglossum Alexandræ a similar reduction of parts has been observed by the author (fig. 199).

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters
  • In a similar way the petals and labellum of odontoglossum Uro-Skinneri have been found reduced to filamentous processes.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters
  • It was too late for flowers, but the growth of odontoglossum Harryanum is very distinct.

    The Woodlands Orchids Frederick Boyle
  • Kerbach did not doubt that he had found his odontoglossum, and gaily started for the hacienda.

    The Woodlands Orchids Frederick Boyle
  • The finest species is the odontoglossum, having long, chocolate-colored petals, margined with yellow.

  • Many years ago, on their first arrival probably, an odontoglossum bulb was eaten up.

    The Woodlands Orchids Frederick Boyle
British Dictionary definitions for odontoglossum

odontoglossum

/ɒˌdɒntəˈɡlɒsəm/
noun
1.
any epiphytic orchid of the tropical American genus Odontoglossum, having clusters of brightly coloured flowers
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