Osmanthus

noun
Os·​man·​thus | \ äzˈman(t)thəs \

Definition of Osmanthus

: a widely distributed genus of evergreen shrubs or trees (family Oleaceae) with inconspicuous bisexual flowers, sometimes foliage resembling holly, and a drupaceous fruit with a hard woody endocarp — see devilwood

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History and Etymology for Osmanthus

New Latin, from osm- + -anthus

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“Osmanthus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Osmanthus. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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