[ roh-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh, ruh- ]

  1. a low North American shrub, Rhododendron canadense, of the heath family, having rose-colored flowers that appear before the leaves.

Origin of rhodora

First recorded in 1780–90, rhodora is from the Latin word rhodōra name of a plant

Words Nearby rhodora

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How to use rhodora in a sentence

  • Whittier himself noted that he was indebted for this line to Emerson's "rhodora"

  • The only union of the nine which came as a surprise to the community was the engagement of rhodora to Charley Boyd.

    Short Sixes | H. C. Bunner
  • rhodora moved, with her mother, bed-ridden now, into a little house in the unfashionable outskirts of Trega.

    Short Sixes | H. C. Bunner
  • There the agony ended for the other girls, and there it began for rhodora Boyd.

    Short Sixes | H. C. Bunner
  • The attractive blossoms of the rhodora brighten the woods with their splendor.

    Woodcraft | Alan Douglas