Exochorda

noun Exo·chor·da \ ˌeksōˈkȯrdə \

Definition of Exochorda

:a genus of Asian shrubs (family Rosaceae) having spikes of white flowers succeeded by fruits each of which consists of five bony carpels in the form of a star — see pearlbush

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Origin and Etymology of exochorda

New Latin, from exo- + Latin chorda cord; from the free placentary cords supposed to be external to the carpels


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