Cneorum

noun Cne·o·rum \nēˈōrəm, -ȯr-\

Definition of Cneorum

  1. :  a small genus (constituting a family Cneoraceae of the order Geraniales) of low evergreen shrubs of the Mediterranean region having oblong or spatulate coriaceous leaves and small axillary cymose or solitary flowers

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Origin and Etymology of cneorum

New Latin, from Greek kneōron, a plant, probably spurge flax (Daphne gnidium); probably akin to Gothic hnasqus soft, Sanskrit kiknasa grits, and Latin cinis ashes — more at incinerate


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