cymbidium

cymbidium
/sim bid"ee euhm/, n.
any of various orchids of the genus Cymbidium, native to Asia and Australia, having long clusters of numerous showy, variously colored flowers.
[1799; < NL < Gk kýmb(e) (see CYMBIFORM) + -idion -IDIUM]

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▪ plant genus
 (genus Cymbidium), any of about 70 species of tropical and subtropical Asian orchids, family Orchidaceae, containing several thousand man-made hybrids. The flowers range from white and pale yellow to green, maroon, and dark bronze.

      Cymbidium species grow in soil or on other plants and are popular as florists' plants and ornamentals. Most have short pseudobulbs (bulblike stem bases), straplike, leathery leaves, and many flowers on each flower stalk.

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