[ on-sid-ee-uh m ]
/ ɒnˈsɪd i əm /


any of numerous tropical American orchids of the genus Oncidium, having clusters of flowers showing great variety in size, form, and color.

Origin of oncidium

< New Latin (1800), equivalent to Greek onk(o)- (combining form of ónkos barb of an arrow) + New Latin -idium -idium; so called from the crests on the labellum
Also called dancing lady orchid.
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