odontoglossum

[oh-don-tuh-glos-uh m]

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

Historical Examples of odontoglossum

  • Thus Odontoglossum Harryanum was found, to the eternal glory of Roezl.

    The Woodlands Orchids

    Frederick Boyle

  • This which we enter is devoted to Odontoglossum crispum, with a few Masdevallias.

    About Orchids

    Frederick Boyle

  • This fine Odontoglossum was one of the earliest known though one of the latest to reach us alive.

  • I have observed cases of the adhesion of the segments of the perianth to the stamen in Ophrys aranifera, Odontoglossum, sp.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • In Odontoglossum Alexandræ a similar reduction of parts has been observed by the author (fig. 199).

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters


British Dictionary definitions for odontoglossum

odontoglossum

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