Cercis

noun
Cer·​cis | \ ˈsərsə̇s \

Definition of Cercis

: a small genus of widely distributed shrubs or low trees (family Leguminosae) having irregular pink to reddish flowers borne on the old wood — see judas tree , redbud

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History and Etymology for Cercis

New Latin, from Greek kerkis Judas tree, weaver's shuttle, perhaps from kerkos tail; from the movement of its leaves

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“Cercis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cercis. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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