[ ep-i-den-druhm ]

  1. any of numerous tropical American orchids of the genus Epidendrum, having variously colored, often showy flowers.

Origin of epidendrum

From New Latin, dating back to 1785–95; see origin at epi-, -dendron

Words Nearby epidendrum

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How to use epidendrum in a sentence

  • Indeed, the sweet-scented little epidendrum called by the Chinese, lan, is continually used to suggest the Kuei and its inmates.