from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous species of the orchid genus Dendrobium native to tropical or subtropical Asia, Australia, and the islands of the Pacific Ocean.
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- n. Any plant of the genus Dendrobium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An extensive genus of orchidaceous epiphytes, distributed through southeastern Asia from India to Japan, Australia, and the islands of the South Pacific.
- n. In entomology, a genus of coleopterous insects.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of the genus Dendrobium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a plant of the genus Dendrobium having stems like cane and usually showy racemose flowers
The term dendrobium combines the Greek words δεντρο (tree) and βίος (life).
Most dendrobium species are epiphytic and grow on other plants.
The orchids are dendrobium sp, and I rather think they are so inbred as to be useless to bees!
And when all other topics dry up faster than the dendrobium, you watch TV—very, very loud TV.
Your husband will probably wear a navy or dark gray suit to those weddings, so consider a gardenia, a cluster of mini calla lilies or tiny dendrobium orchids.
No—Peter wrapped large branches with dendrobium orchids, then stood the arrangements in trays of rough-cut opaque glass.
Remember, too, that you will make a more powerful statement with, say, a single stem of dendrobium orchids than with a crowd of carnations or mums.
Consider a boa of peonies or dendrobium orchids, particularly if you will be wearing a gown.
The ceiling was covered in wild smilax dendrobium orchids, and the tables were bedecked with 10,000 white roses.
We use a dendrobium orchid known as cuthbertsonii.