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dendrobium

[ den-droh-bee-uhm ]
/ dɛnˈdroʊ bi əm /
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noun

any of numerous epiphytic orchids of the genus Dendrobium, native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Eastern Hemisphere, having variously colored, often showy flowers.

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Origin of dendrobium

<New Latin (1799), equivalent to Greek dendro-dendro- + New Latin -bium<Greek -bion, neuter of -bios -lived, having such a life, living on (adj. derivative of bíos life; see bio-)
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