labellum

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin labellum ‎(small tub or basin), diminutive of labrum ‎(basin, tub), from lavō ‎(bathe).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

labellum ‎(plural labella or labellums)

Showy Lady Slipper (Cypripedium reginae) has a pink labellum.
  1. The lower central petal of orchid flowers, usually developed to be showy and attract pollinators.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From labrum ‎(lip).

Noun[edit]

labellum n ‎(genitive labellī); second declension

  1. a (little) lip
Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative labellum labella
genitive labellī labellōrum
dative labellō labellīs
accusative labellum labella
ablative labellō labellīs
vocative labellum labella

Etymology 2[edit]

From lābrum ‎(basin).

Noun[edit]

lābellum n ‎(genitive lābellī); second declension

  1. a (small) bowl, basin
Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lābellum lābella
genitive lābellī lābellōrum
dative lābellō lābellīs
accusative lābellum lābella
ablative lābellō lābellīs
vocative lābellum lābella