How is Rhododendron pronounced?
What does Rhododendron mean?
What is the origin of the word rhododendron?
1600, from French rhododendron and directly from Latin rhododendron, from Greek rhododendron, literally “rose-tree,” from rhodon “rose” (see rose (n. 1)) + dendron “tree,” from PIE *der-drew-, from root *deru- “to be firm, solid, steadfast,” also forming words for “wood, tree.”
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