noun Cal·lu·na \kəˈl(y)ünə\

Definition of Calluna

  1. :  a genus of low shrubs (family Ericaceae) included by some in the genus Erica but distinguished by opposite leaves and sepals which are much longer than the petals — see heather

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Origin and Etymology of calluna

New Latin, irregular from Greek kallynein to beautify, sweep clean, from kallos beauty; from its use in making brooms — more at calli-

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