Cne·​o·​rum | \ nēˈōrəm, -ȯr- \

Definition of Cneorum

: 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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History and Etymology for 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

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“Cneorum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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