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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Origin and Etymology of cotinus

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


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