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pittosporum

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noun pit·tos·po·rum \pə-ˈtäs-pə-rəm\

Definition of pittosporum

  1. :  any of various Old World shrubs or trees (genus Pittosporum of the family Pittosporaceae) planted especially as ornamentals in warm regions



Origin of pittosporum

New Latin, from Greek pitta, pissa pitch + spora seed — more at pitch, spore


First Known Use: 1789


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