Definitions for labellumləˈbɛl əm; -ˈbɛl ə
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The lower central petal of orchid flowers, usually developed to be showy and attract pollinators.
Origin: From labellum, diminutive of labrum, from lavo.
the lower or apparently anterior petal of an orchidaceous flower, often of a very curious shape
a small appendage beneath the upper lip or labrum of certain insects
Origin: [L., dim. of labrum lip.]
Labellum is the Latin diminutive of labium, meaning lip. These are anatomical terms used descriptively in biology, for example in entomology and botany.
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