Cotinus

noun
Cot·i·nus | \ ˈkätᵊnəs \

Definition of Cotinus 

: a genus of shrubs or small trees (family Anacardiaceae) that are sometimes included in Rhus but distinguished by plumose sterile pedicels in the fruiting panicles — see smoke tree

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History and Etymology for Cotinus

New Latin, from Latin cotinus, a kind of shrub furnishing a purple color

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