Raphiolepis

noun
Raph·​i·​ol·​e·​pis | \ ˌrafēˈäləpə̇s\

Definition of Raphiolepis

: a small genus of ornamental Asiatic shrubs (family Rosaceae) grown for their evergreen, glossy, alternate leaves and rather showy white or pink flowers in racemes or panicles — see indian hawthorn , japanese hawthorn

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History and Etymology for Raphiolepis

New Latin, irregular from Greek rhaphis needle + New Latin -o- + -lepis

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