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ceanothus

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noun ce·a·no·thus \ˌsē-ə-ˈnō-thəs\

Definition of ceanothus

  1. :  any of a genus (Ceanothus) of American vines, shrubs, and small trees of the buckthorn family having the calyx disk adherent to the ovary



Origin and Etymology of ceanothus

New Latin, from Greek keanōthos, a thistle


First Known Use: 1785


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