: a small genus of evergreen or deciduous shrubs (family Lauraceae) that are native to Asia and North America and sometimes cultivated as ornamentals with small yellow flowers in nearly sessile axillary clusters see spicebush

Word History


New Latin, from Johann Linder †1723 Swedish botanist

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“Lindera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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