rhododendron

[ roh-duh-den-druh n ]
/ ˌroʊ dəˈdɛn drən /

noun

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.

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Origin of rhododendron

1595–1605; < Latin < Greek rhodódendron (rhódo- rhodo- + déndron tree)
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British Dictionary definitions for rhododendron

rhododendron
/ (ˌrəʊdəˈdɛndrən) /

noun

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

Word Origin for rhododendron

C17: from Latin: oleander, from Greek, from rhodon rose + dendron tree
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