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rho·do·ra

 (rō-dôr′ə)
n.
A deciduous shrub (Rhododendron canadense) in the heath family, native to northeast North America, having rose-purple flowers that bloom before the leaves appear.

[Latin rhodōra, variant of rōdarum, a kind of plant, of Gaulish origin.]

rhodora

(rəʊdˈɔːrə)
n
(Plants) a type of shrub which is part of the genus Rhododendron and which is found in eastern North America