chamaedorea

[kam-i-dawr-ee-uh, -dohr-]

noun

any of various small, slender palms of the genus Chamaedorea, several species of which are cultivated as houseplants.

Nearby words

  1. chalutz,
  2. chalybeate,
  3. chalybite,
  4. cham,
  5. chamade,
  6. chamaeleon,
  7. chamaephyte,
  8. chamber,
  9. chamber concert,
  10. chamber counsel

Origin of chamaedorea

< New Latin (1806) < Greek chamaí on the ground, low-growing + dór(u) tree + New Latin -ea -ea

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