rhododendron

See also: Rhododendron

EnglishEdit

 
Rhododendron flowers
 
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EtymologyEdit

The obsolete sense derives from Latin rhododendron (oleander), from Ancient Greek ῥοδόδενδρον (rhodódendron, oleander), from ῥόδον (rhódon, rose) + δένδρον (déndron, tree). The modern sense comes through the intermediary of the genus name Rhododendron.[1]

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NounEdit

rhododendron (plural rhododendrons or rhododendra)

  1. (obsolete) Oleander (Nerium oleander).
  2. Any of various flowering shrubs in the genus Rhododendron, especially
    1. (UK) Pontic rhododendron, common rhododendron (Rhododendron ponticum)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ rhododendron”, in OED Online  , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin rhododendron, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek ῥοδόδενδρον (rhodódendron).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁo.do.dɛ̃.dʁɔ̃/
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NounEdit

rhododendron m (plural rhododendrons)

  1. rhododendron

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ῥοδόδενδρον (rhodódendron, oleander), from ῥόδον (rhódon, rose) + δένδρον (déndron, tree).

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NounEdit

rhododendron n (genitive rhododendrī); second declension

  1. the rosebay, oleander

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter, Greek-type).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rhododendron rhododendra
Genitive rhododendrī rhododendrōrum
Dative rhododendrō rhododendrīs
Accusative rhododendron rhododendra
Ablative rhododendrō rhododendrīs
Vocative rhododendron rhododendra

DescendantsEdit

  • Galician: loendro