oncidium[än sid′ē əm]
any of a genus (Oncidium) of tropical American orchids
Origin of oncidiumModern Latin ; from Classical Greek onkos, barbed hook (for Indo-European base see ankle) + Modern Latin -idium (; from Classical Greek -idion, diminutive suffix): from form of the labellum
Any of numerous tropical American orchids of the genus Oncidium, having clusters of showy flowers.
Origin of oncidiumNew Latin Oncidium, genus name : Greek onkos, barb, hook (from the shape of its labellum) + New Latin -idium, diminutive suff. (from Greek -idion).
From the genus name.