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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 of ceanothus

New Latin, from Greek keanōthos, a thistle


First Known Use: 1785


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