calycanthus

noun
cal·​y·​can·​thus | \ -n(t)thəs \

Definition of calycanthus

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

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New Latin, from calyc- + -anthus

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“Calycanthus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calycanthus. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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