: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Greek kytinos flower of the pomegranate, from kytos hollow vessel, skin + -inos -ine

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“Cytinus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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