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rhodora

[ roh-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh, ruh- ]
/ roʊˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə, rə- /
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noun
a low North American shrub, Rhododendron canadense, of the heath family, having rose-colored flowers that appear before the leaves.
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Origin of rhodora

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