: a small genus of herbs (family Rosaceae) found in North America and Japan and having compound leaves and a showy branched cluster of white flowers see goatsbeard

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, beard of a goat, from (assumed) Greek (Doric) aryngos; akin to Greek (Attic) ēryngos

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“Aruncus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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