Xanthoceras

noun

Xan·​thoc·​er·​as
zanˈthäsərəs
: a monotypic genus of Chinese shrubs (family Sapindaceae) that have pinnately compound leaves, racemose rather showy white flowers with red or yellow spots, and a fruit resembling the horse chestnut but without prickles

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from xanth- + -ceras

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“Xanthoceras.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xanthoceras. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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