Aruncus

noun Arun·cus \ əˈrəŋkəs \

Definition of Aruncus

: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

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Origin and Etymology of aruncus

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


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