odontoglossum


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odontoglossum

(ɒˌdɒntəˈɡlɒsəm)
n
(Plants) any epiphytic orchid of the tropical American genus Odontoglossum, having clusters of brightly coloured flowers
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Noun1.odontoglossum - any of numerous and diverse orchids of the genus Odontoglossum having racemes of few to many showy usually large flowers in many colorsodontoglossum - any of numerous and diverse orchids of the genus Odontoglossum having racemes of few to many showy usually large flowers in many colors
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Odontoglossum - large and important genus of tropical American mostly epiphytic orchids; some of the most widely grown species are often placed in other genera
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The vegetation had again changed, and only the vegetable ivory tree remained, with a great profusion of wonderful orchids, among which I learned to recognize the rare Nuttonia Vexillaria and the glorious pink and scarlet blossoms of Cattleya and odontoglossum.
The bouquet was formed of white Cattleya and Odontoglossum Crispum orchids, white roses, white carnations, stephanotis and lily of the valley, with asparagus fern for a touch of greenery.
Easier varieties to grow include the delicately patterned odontoglossum types, which provide an exciting mix of colours and shapes.