capitalized : a small genus (the type of the family Calycanthaceae) of American shrubs having aromatic bark, opposite entire leaves, and purple or red flowers see carolina allspice
plural -es : carolina allspice

Word History


New Latin, from calyc- + -anthus

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“Calycanthus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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