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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History and Etymology for Exochorda

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

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