capitalized: a large genus of widely distributed shrubs or trees of the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae) including several species whose dried bark has been used in folk medicine
: any plant of the genus Viburnum
Any of about 175 shrubs and small trees that make up the genus Viburnum in the family Adoxaceae, native to temperate and subtropical Eurasia and North America. Many species are cultivated for their ornamental foliage, fragrant clusters of usually white flowers, and colourful blue-black fruits. Familiar garden shrubs in this family include Chinese snowball (V. macrocephalum variety sterile) and Japanese snowball (V. plicatum), each with large balls of white to greenish white flowers.