rhododendron

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English[edit]

Rhododendron flowers
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Etymology[edit]

The obsolete sense derives from Latin rhododendron (oleander), from Ancient Greek ῥοδόδενδρον (rhodódendron, oleander), from ῥόδον (rhódon, rose) + δένδρον (déndron, tree). The modern sense comes through the intermediary of the genus name Rhododendron.[1]

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Noun[edit]

rhododendron (plural rhododendrons)

  1. (obsolete) Oleander (Nerium oleander).
  2. Any of various flowering shrubs in the genus Rhododendron.

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  1. ^ rhododendron”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin rhododendron, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek ῥοδόδενδρον (rhodódendron).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁɔ.dɔ.dɑ̃.dʁɔ̃/
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Noun[edit]

rhododendron m (plural rhododendrons)

  1. rhododendron

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ῥοδόδενδρον (rhodódendron, oleander), from ῥόδον (rhódon, rose) + δένδρον (déndron, tree).

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Noun[edit]

rhododendron n (genitive rhododendrī); second declension

  1. the rosebay, oleander

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter, Greek-type).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rhododendron rhododendra
Genitive rhododendrī rhododendrōrum
Dative rhododendrō rhododendrīs
Accusative rhododendron rhododendra
Ablative rhododendrō rhododendrīs
Vocative rhododendron rhododendra