noun Ad·e·nos·to·ma \ˌa-də-ˈnä-stə-mə\

Definition of Adenostoma

  1. :  a small genus of California evergreen shrubs (family Rosaceae) having heathlike leaves and small white panicled flowers and comprising the chamisa and the ribbonwood

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Origin and Etymology of adenostoma

New Latin, from aden- + -stoma

First Known Use: 1836

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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