: a genus of chiefly Old World tropical sometimes climbing shrubs and trees (family Verbenaceae) that are often cultivated especially in greenhouses and have opposite simple leaves, irregular flowers in headlike clusters, and a drupelike fruit enclosed in the calyx

Word History


New Latin, from clero- (from Greek klēros lot) + -dendron

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“Clerodendron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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