noun Cal·li·ste·mon \ˌkaləˈstēmən\

Definition of Callistemon

  1. :  a genus of Australian trees and shrubs of the family Myrtaceae having brushlike spikes of showy flowers — see bottlebrush

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Origin and Etymology of callistemon

New Latin, from calli- + Greek stēmōn warp, thread — more at stamen

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