Japanese snowball

noun

1
a
: a handsome cultivated shrub (Viburnum plicatum) with large globose clusters of sterile flowers very similar to those of the guelder rose
b
: the flower cluster of the Japanese snowball
2
or less commonly Japanese snowbell : a deciduous shrub or small tree (Styrax japonica) having flowers in short glabrous racemes

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“Japanese snowball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20snowball. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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