- any evergreen or deciduous shrub or tree belonging to the genus Rhododendron, of the heath family, having rounded clusters of showy, pink, purple, or white flowers and oval or oblong leaves.
Origin of rhododendron
Examples from the Web for rhododendron
Historical Examples of rhododendron
Rhododendron maximum, L. (mountain laurel of North America).
In the morning, a covering of snow weighed on the rhododendron bushes.The Rainbow
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Great Laurel (Rhododendron maximum) is also in the heath family.American Forest Trees
Henry H. Gibson
Here, as well as above, were laurel and rhododendron in profusion.Spring notes from Tennessee
The Otagos were withdrawn to the Rhododendron for reorganization.New Zealanders at Gallipoli
Major Fred Waite
- any ericaceous shrub of the genus Rhododendron, native to S Asia but widely cultivated in N temperate regions. They are mostly evergreen and have clusters of showy red, purple, pink, or white flowersAlso called (US): rosebay See also azalea