any of a genus (Rhododendron) of trees and shrubs of the heath family, mainly evergreen, with showy flowers of pink, white, or purple
Origin of rhododendronModern Latin from Classical Greek rhododendron from rhodon, rose (see Rhoda) + dendron, tree
Any of numerous usually evergreen shrubs of the genus Rhododendron of the heath family, having clusters of variously colored, often bell-shaped flowers and widely grown as ornamentals.
Origin of rhododendronLatin oleander from Greek rhodo- rhodo- dendron tree ; see deru- in Indo-European roots.
From Ancient Greek á¿¥ÏŒÎ´Î¿Î½ (rhodon, “rose") + Î´ÎÎ½Î´ÏÎ¿Î½ (dendron, “tree").