Definition of Oncidium

1. Noun. Any orchid of the genus Oncidium: characterized by slender branching sprays of small yellow and brown flowers; often grown as houseplants.

Exact synonyms: Butterfly Orchid, Butterfly Plant, Dancing Lady Orchid
Generic synonyms: Orchid, Orchidaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Oncidium



Definition of Oncidium

1. n. A genus of tropical orchidaceous plants, the flower of one species of which (O. Papilio) resembles a butterfly.

Definition of Oncidium

1. Noun. (botany) Any of the genus ''Oncidium'' of tropical orchidaceous plants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oncidium

1. a tropical orchid [n -S]

Medical Definition of Oncidium

1. A genus of tropical orchidaceous plants, the flower of one species of which (O. Papilio) resembles a butterfly. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oncidium

once removed
once upon a time
onceness
oncer
oncers
onces
oncet
oncho-
onchocerca
onchocerca volvulus
onchocerciases
onchocerciasis
onchocercid
onchocercosis
oncidium (current term)
oncidiums
oncilla
onco
onco-
oncocyte
oncocytic
oncocytic hepatocellular tumour
oncocytoma
oncocytomas
oncofertility
oncofetal
oncofetal antigens
oncofetal marker
oncogen

Literary usage of Oncidium

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1. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1848)
"THIS fine species of oncidium was imported from Mexico ... Like the other species of oncidium, this requires a hot and very damp situation, and also in its ..."

2. Paxton's Flower Garden by Sir Joseph Paxton, John Lindley, Thomas Baines (1883)
"Gaiana. (Fig. 126, flower, four times the natural size.) oncidium ... 83, where is a full-sized figure of the flower.) oncidium PUMILUM. ..."

3. Text-book of Comparative Anatomy by Arnold Lang, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1896)
"The Dorsal Eyes of oncidium and the Eyes Fm. HO.-TWO retinal at the edge of the Mantle in ... or cup (oncidium), consisting of a pigment layer and a retina. ..."

4. The Annals of Horticulture (1849)
"The oncidiums are suitable for pot culture. oncidium ... oncidium ornithorhynchum (bird-billed), has very pretty pinkish flowers with a perfume like new hay ..."

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