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cym•bid•i•um  (sim bidē əm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biologyany of various orchids of the genus Cymbidium, native to Asia and Australia, having long clusters of numerous showy, variously colored flowers.
  • Greek kýmb(ē) (see cymbiform) + -idion -idium
  • Neo-Latin
  • 1799


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cymbidium /sɪmˈbɪdɪəm/ n ( pl -diums)
  1. a genus, Cymbidium, of subtropical and tropical orchids native to Australia and Asia, having boat-shaped showy flowers
Etymology: 19th Century: from Latin cymba boat



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