Oncidium meaning

ŏn-sĭdē-əm, ŏng-kĭd-
Any of numerous tropical American orchids of the genus Oncidium, having clusters of showy flowers.
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Any of a genus (Oncidium) of tropical American orchids.
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(botany) Any of the genus Oncidium of tropical orchidaceous plants.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of oncidium

  • New Latin Oncidium genus name Greek onkos barb, hook (from the shape of its labellum) New Latin -idium diminutive suff. (from Greek -idion)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the genus name.

    From Wiktionary