W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Labellumlə-BEL-əmPart of speech: nounOrigin: Latin, early 19th century
1(Botany) A central petal at the base of an orchid flower, typically larger than the other petals and of a different shape.2(Entomology) Each of a pair of lobes at the tip of the proboscis in some insects.
 
Examples of Labellum in a sentence “Houseflies have a fused proboscis with a _______ at the end.” “The labellum on certain species of orchids mimic female wasps, encouraging male wasps to visit.”