Enkianthus

noun En·ki·an·thus \ ˌeŋkēˈan(t)thəs \

Definition of Enkianthus

:a genus of erect Asian shrubs (family Ericaceae) that have whorled branches, leaves which are mostly clustered at the twig ends, and nodding flowers in terminal clusters and that are often cultivated as ornamentals

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Origin and Etymology of enkianthus

New Latin, from enki- (perhaps irregular from Greek enkyos pregnant, from en in + kyos fetus) + -anthus; akin to Latin cavus hollow


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