Definition of odontoglossum in English:

odontoglossum

noun

  • An orchid bearing flowers with jagged edges like tooth marks.

    • ‘The orchids that are most commonly available in garden centres are phalaenopsis (moth orchids), oncidiums, odontoglossums and cymbidiums.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: modern Latin, from odonto- ‘of teeth’ + Greek glōssa tongue.

Pronunciation:

odontoglossum

/ə(ʊ)ˌdɒntə(ʊ)ˈɡlɒsəm/