ceanothus


ce·a·no·thus

noun \ˌsē-ə-ˈnō-thəs\

Definition of CEANOTHUS

:  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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