Calluna

noun

Cal·​lu·​na
kəˈl(y)ünə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, irregular from Greek kallynein to beautify, sweep clean, from kallos beauty; from its use in making brooms

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“Calluna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Calluna. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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