[roh-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh, ruh-]
- a low North American shrub, Rhododendron canadense, of the heath family, having rose-colored flowers that appear before the leaves.
Origin of rhodora
First recorded in 1780–90, rhodora is from the Latin word rhodōra name of a plant
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Examples from the Web for rhodora
There the agony ended for the other girls, and there it began for Rhodora Boyd.Short Sixes
H. C. Bunner
The attractive blossoms of the Rhodora brighten the woods with their splendor.Woodcraft
Whittier himself noted that he was indebted for this line to Emerson's "Rhodora"
For this and the other varieties see Rhodora of September, 1919.The Fern Lover's Companion
George Henry Tilton
Together we observed Rhodora, standing close by Grandmother's side.A Court of Inquiry
Grace S. Richmond