[ hahy-per-kee-muh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈki mə /
noun, plural hy·por·che·ma·ta [hahy-per-kee-muh-tuh]. /ˌhaɪ pərˈki mə tə/.
a lively choral ode sung in ancient Greece in honor of Apollo or Dionysus.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of hyporchema
OTHER WORDS FROM hyporchemahy·por·che·mat·ic [hahy-per-kee-mat-ik], /ˌhaɪ pər kiˈmæt ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby hyporchema
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