Cestrum

noun

Ces·​trum
ˈsestrəm
: a large genus of fragrant tropical American shrubs (family Solanaceae) having red, yellow, or white fragrant clustered tubular flowers see day jessamine, night jasmine

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek kestron betony

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“Cestrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cestrum. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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