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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History and Etymology for 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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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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