: 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

Word History


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

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“Exochorda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Exochorda. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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