Meaning of odontoglossum in English:

odontoglossum

Pronunciation /ə(ʊ)ˌdɒntə(ʊ)ˈɡlɒsəm/

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’.