odontoglossum

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Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

odontoglossum (plural odontoglossums)

  1. Any of very many orchids of the genus Odontoglossum.
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      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.