Definition of Cytinus
: a genus of reddish or yellow fleshy root parasitic herbs (family Rafflesiaceae) comprising one African and three European species that grow on the roots of plants of the genus Cistus
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Origin and Etymology of cytinus
New Latin, from Greek kytinos flower of the pomegranate, from kytos hollow vessel, skin + -inos -ine — more at hide
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