1. any of numerous and diverse orchids of the genus Odontoglossum having racemes of few to many showy usually large flowers in many colors
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How To Use odontoglossum In A Sentence

  • 'It is found upon the lower Himalayan slopes, and bears a close resemblance to the white odontoglossum of commerce, except that the flower is much smaller. Fire-Tongue
  • I found her lying on a silken divan in the deserted house, her hands clasped over a little white flower like an odontoglossum, which lay on her breast. Fire-Tongue
  • She held in her hand an orchid, its structure that of an odontoglossum, but of a delicate green colour heavily splashed with scarlet -- a weird and unnatural-looking bloom. Tales of Chinatown
  • The orchids that are most commonly available in garden centres are phalaenopsis (moth orchids), oncidiums, odontoglossums and cymbidiums, which should flower for weeks and perhaps months.
  • Oh, she of the golden hair and the white _odontoglossum_," sighed the little Frenchman, rolling up his eyes. The Sins of Séverac Bablon
  • Now the conservatory was what Miss Mapp considered a potting-shed with a glass roof, and the orchids were one anæmic odontoglossum, and there would scarcely be room besides that for Mr.. Poppit and Mr. Wyse. Miss Mapp
  • 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 Lost World
  • The finest species is the _odontoglossum_, having long, chocolate-colored petals, margined with yellow. The Andes and the Amazon Across the Continent of South America
  • Regular dimerous flower of _Odontoglossum Alexandræ_ 402 200. Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants
  • Thus it was in a specimen of _Odontoglossum Alexandræ_ examined by the writer, and in which, within a normally constructed perianth, there were six columns, all polliniferous, but arranged in so confused and complicated a manner that it was impossible to make out any definite relation in their position. Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants
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