calycanthus

noun

cal·​y·​can·​thus
-n(t)thəs
1
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
2
plural -es : carolina allspice

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from calyc- + -anthus

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“Calycanthus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calycanthus. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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