Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various epiphytic orchids of the genus Cymbidium, native to Asia and Australia and extensively hybridized and cultivated for their elongate clusters of showy flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of tropical terrestrial orchids, often having spikes of beautiful flowers, on which account several of them are favorites in the greenhouse. There are about 30 species, natives of eastern Asia, Australia, and Africa.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of various plants of the genus Cymbidium having narrow leaves and a long drooping cluster of numerous showy and variously colored boat-shaped flowers; extensively hybridized and cultivated as houseplants and important florists' flowers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Cymbidium, genus name, from Latin cymba, boat, from Greek kumbē.]

Examples

  • You should see the vendors of pine needles and huge wild cymbidium flowers.

    Pine Needles

  • The liquid golden light of winter floods our flowering yard, perfumed by blooming narcissus, cymbidium orchids, Andean lilies, and others.

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  • You should see the vendors of pine needles and huge wild cymbidium flowers.

    Pine Needles

  • You should see the vendors of pine needles and huge wild cymbidium flowers.

    Pine Needles

  • You should see the vendors of pine needles and huge wild cymbidium flowers.

    Pine Needles

  • The cymbidium orchid became a popular subject for Chinese artists during the Song dynasty A.D. 960-1279 and was often painted in the dark ink of calligraphers.

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  • You should see the vendors of pine needles and huge wild cymbidium flowers.

    Pine Needles

  • The cymbidium orchid became a popular subject for Chinese artists during the Song dynasty 960-1279 A.D. and was often painted in the dark ink of calligraphers.

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  • You should see the vendors of pine needles and huge wild cymbidium flowers.

    Pine Needles

  • While you're at it, call me a wombat, a cymbidium, or what Scrooge called Marley: "an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato."

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