Aruncus

noun

Arun·​cus
əˈrəŋkəs
: 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

Etymology

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

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“Aruncus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aruncus. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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