can·​tu·​ta | \ kan‧ˈtütə \
variants: or less commonly cantut \ -​üt \
plural -s

Definition of cantuta

: 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

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History and Etymology for cantuta

Spanish, cantuta, variant of cantú

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“Cantuta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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