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  • n. Any of vary many orchids of the genus Odontoglossum

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ornamental genus of orchids of the tribe Vandeæ and the subtribe Oncidieæ, known by the free and spreading sepals, the lip not spurred and free from the long unappendaged column.

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

  • n. any of numerous and diverse orchids of the genus Odontoglossum having racemes of few to many showy usually large flowers in many colors


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  • 'It is found upon the lower Himalayan slopes, and bears a close resemblance to the white odontoglossum of commerce, except that the flower is much smaller.


  • She held in her hand an orchid, its structure that of an odontoglossum, but of a delicate green colour heavily splashed with scarlet -- a weird and unnatural-looking bloom.

    Tales of Chinatown

  • "Oh, she of the golden hair and the white _odontoglossum_," sighed the little Frenchman, rolling up his eyes.

    The Sins of Séverac Bablon

  • "A white _odontoglossum crispum_, with crimson spots!"

    The Sins of Séverac Bablon

  • The vegetation had again changed, and only the vegetable ivory tree remained, with a great profusion of wonderful orchids, among which I learned to recognize the rare Nuttonia Vexillaria and the glorious pink and scarlet blossoms of Cattleya and odontoglossum.

    The Lost World

  • Now the conservatory was what Miss Mapp considered a potting-shed with a glass roof, and the orchids were one anæmic odontoglossum, and there would scarcely be room besides that for Mr.. Poppit and Mr. Wyse.

    Miss Mapp

  • Vexillaria and the glorious pink and scarlet blossoms of Cattleya and odontoglossum.

    The Lost World

  • The finest species is the _odontoglossum_, having long, chocolate-colored petals, margined with yellow.

    The Andes and the Amazon Across the Continent of South America

  • "I found her lying on a silken divan in the deserted house, her hands clasped over a little white flower like an odontoglossum, which lay on her breast.



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