Holodiscus

noun

Hol·​o·​dis·​cus
ˌhälōˈdiskəs,
ˌhōl-
: a small genus of shrubs (family Rosaceae) of western North America that resemble spirea and have flowers in a pendant pyramidal panicle and achenes enclosed in the calyx

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from hol- + -discus

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“Holodiscus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Holodiscus. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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