odontoglossum

[ oh-don-tuh-glos-uh m ]
/ oʊˌdɒn təˈglɒs əm /
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noun

any epiphytic orchid of the genus Odontoglossum, of the mountainous regions from Bolivia to Mexico.

Nearby words

  1. odontogenesis,
  2. odontogenesis imperfecta,
  3. odontogenic,
  4. odontogenic cyst,
  5. odontogeny,
  6. odontograph,
  7. odontoid,
  8. odontoid process,
  9. odontoid process of epistropheus,
  10. odontolite

Origin of odontoglossum

< New Latin (1816) < Greek odonto- odonto- + glôss(a) tongue + New Latin -um neuter noun suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for odontoglossum

odontoglossum

/ (ɒˌdɒntəˈɡlɒsəm) /

noun

any epiphytic orchid of the tropical American genus Odontoglossum, having clusters of brightly coloured flowers
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