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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

Etymologies

New Latin, genus name : dendro- + Greek bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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