How is Rhododendron pronounced?
What does Rhododendron mean?
Rhododendron, meaning “red tree,” refers to the red flowers and woody growth of some species, but rhododendrons range in habit from evergreen to deciduous and from low-growing ground covers to tall trees. Leaves are thick and leathery and are evergreen in all but the azalea species, some of which are deciduous.
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.”
How do you pronounce Academese?
What is the meaning of Academese?
Academese is an informal, pejorative term for the specialized language (or jargon) used in some scholarly writing and speech.
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