rhododendron


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rho·do·den·dron

 (rō′də-dĕn′drən)
n.
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.

[Latin, oleander, from Greek : rhodo-, rhodo- + dendron, tree; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]

rhododendron

(ˌrəʊdəˈdɛndrən)
n
(Plants) any ericaceous shrub of the genus Rhododendron, native to S Asia but widely cultivated in N temperate regions. They are mostly evergreen and have clusters of showy red, purple, pink, or white flowers. Also called (US): rosebay See also azalea
[C17: from Latin: oleander, from Greek, from rhodon rose + dendron tree]

rho•do•den•dron

(ˌroʊ dəˈdɛn drən)

n.
any evergreen or deciduous shrub or tree belonging to the genus Rhododendron, of the heath family, having rounded clusters of showy pink, purple, or white flowers and oval or oblong leaves.
[1595–1605; < Latin < Greek rhodódendron=rhodo- rhodo- + déndron tree]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhododendron - any shrub of the genus Rhododendron: evergreen shrubs or small shrubby trees having leathery leaves and showy clusters of campanulate (bell-shaped) flowersrhododendron - any shrub of the genus Rhododendron: evergreen shrubs or small shrubby trees having leathery leaves and showy clusters of campanulate (bell-shaped) flowers
genus Rhododendron - large genus of evergreen shrubs native to cooler regions of the northern hemisphere having showy flowers
coast rhododendron, Rhododendron californicum - medium-sized rhododendron of Pacific coast of North America having large rosy brown-spotted flowers
Rhododendron maxima, rosebay - late-spring-blooming rhododendron of eastern North America having rosy to pink-purple flowers
Rhododendron viscosum, swamp azalea, swamp honeysuckle, white honeysuckle - shrub growing in swamps throughout the eastern United States and having small white to pinkish flowers resembling honeysuckle
azalea - any of numerous ornamental shrubs grown for their showy flowers of various colors
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
Translations
pěnišníkrododendron
alperoserhododendron
rododendron
alparós
rododendras
rododendron
pembecikrodendron

rhododendron

[ˌrəʊdəˈdendrən] Nrododendro m

rhododendron

[ˌrəʊdəˈdɛndrən] nrhododendron m

rhododendron

nRhododendron m or nt

rhododendron

[ˌrəʊdəˈdɛndrn] nrododendro

rhododendron

(roudəˈdendrən) noun
a type of flowering shrub with thick evergreen leaves and large flowers.
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Go and make one of the men servants bring some in a basket to the rhododendron walk," he said.
I was on what seemed to be a little lawn in a garden, surrounded by rhododendron bushes, and I noticed that their mauve and purple blossoms were dropping in a shower under the beating of the hail-stones.
Through the speckled shadow of the great deodar-forests; through oak feathered and plumed with ferns; birch, ilex, rhododendron, and pine, out on to the bare hillsides' slippery sunburnt grass, and back into the woodlands' coolth again, till oak gave way to bamboo and palm of the valley, the lama swung untiring.
We had passed between the white posts of a gate and up a curving drive, lined with rhododendron bushes.
There was not a blade of grass to be seen in the paths, or a weed in the flower-beds; no fine lady ever trained and watered her geraniums, her cacti, and her rhododendrons, with more pains than this hitherto unseen gardener bestowed upon his little enclosure.
The, footpath turned the shoulder of a slope, through a thicket of rank rhododendrons, and crossed what had once been a carriage drive, which ended in the shadow of two gigantic holm-oaks.
Then the sun came out, and drew forth the good incense of the deodars and the rhododendrons, and that far-off, clean smell which the Hill people call "the smell of the snows.
I crouched down among the bushes on the other side, and crawled from one to the other--witness the disreputable state of my trouser knees--until I had reached the clump of rhododendrons just opposite to your bedroom window.
For a moment--only for a moment--when they were in the turning of the drive, between the tall rhododendrons and conifers, before the lodge became visible, he inclined his face towards her as if--but, no: he thought better of it, and let her go.
In a far corner of the garden, over a hundred yards from the house, a little ornamental lake had been dug within my own memory; its shores were shelving lawn and steep banks of rhododendrons; and among the rhododendrons nestled a tiny boathouse which had been my childish joy.
Towards the garden end this rank jungle merged into a worse wilderness of rhododendrons, the tallest I have ever seen.
As he came up the field towards the house he looked with pleasure upon the great bed of gorgeous-coloured rhododendrons which bordered his lawn, the dark cedars which drooped over the smooth shaven grass, and the faint flush of colour from the rose-gardens beyond.