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

Definition of Adenostoma

: 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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First Known Use of Adenostoma

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Adenostoma

New Latin, from aden- + -stoma

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“Adenostoma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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