: 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

Word History


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 18 Jun. 2024.

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