Rhodora

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rhodora rō-dō′ra a handsome shrub with terminal clusters of pale purple flowers preceding the deciduous leaves: a genus of Ericaceæ, now included in Rhododendron.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. rhodon, a rose.

Usage

In literature:

Numerous Monographs and Notes on New England ferns in Torrey Bulletin, Fern Bulletin, and Rhodora.
"The Fern Lover's Companion" by George Henry Tilton
Grandmother and Rhodora drove over from Langdale, ten miles away, to spend two days.
"A Court of Inquiry" by Grace S. Richmond
Rhodora Rose-color Damp, cold New England woods.
"Harper's Young People, May 18, 1880" by Various
The attractive blossoms of the Rhodora brighten the woods with their splendor.
"Woodcraft" by Alan Douglas
Everywhere the woods were full of purple-pink rhodora, the earliest of the azaleas.
"Everyday Adventures" by Samuel Scoville
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In news:

In this June 2012 photo, Tania Altamirano Santana wipes a tear from her eye during the Rhodora J Donahue Academy of Ave Maria commencement ceremony held at the Oratory at Ave Maria on Friday morning.
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