- any epiphytic orchid of the genus Odontoglossum, of the mountainous regions from Bolivia to Mexico.
Origin of odontoglossum
< New Latin (1816) < Greek odonto- odonto- + glôss(a) tongue + New Latin -um neuter noun suffix
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Examples from the Web for odontoglossum
Thus Odontoglossum Harryanum was found, to the eternal glory of Roezl.The Woodlands Orchids
This which we enter is devoted to Odontoglossum crispum, with a few Masdevallias.About Orchids
This fine Odontoglossum was one of the earliest known though one of the latest to reach us alive.A Monograph of Odontoglossum
I have observed cases of the adhesion of the segments of the perianth to the stamen in Ophrys aranifera, Odontoglossum, sp.
In Odontoglossum Alexandræ a similar reduction of parts has been observed by the author (fig. 199).
- any epiphytic orchid of the tropical American genus Odontoglossum, having clusters of brightly coloured flowers
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