variants or less commonly cantut
plural -s
: a shrub or small tree (Cantua buxifolia) used as an ornamental in the southwestern U.S. and having a showy yellow-striped pink or red flower

called also Inca magic flower

Word History


Spanish, cantuta, variant of cantú

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“Cantuta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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